Mini Deep Dish Pizzas

Here's the Dish

I know this isn’t exactly a ‘traditional’ deep dish pizza, as the cheese and pepperoni are on top of the sauce, but I decided to give these little pizzas a ‘deep dish’ name because of the enormous amount of sauce and cheese packed into these little guys!

The crust for these hand-held pizzas are made from whole wheat wraps, which bake up nice and crispy, so they taste a lot like a thin crust! I added parmesan cheese and spices to the sauce, so every bite is bursting with cheesy flavor! You could add any toppings you’d traditionally have on your pizza to make them even more personalized!

Method

The estimated total time to make this recipe is 20 Minutes.

1

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray a 12 count muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray.

2

Start by laying each tortilla out individually on a flat surface, and use an empty can, cup, or cookie cutter to cut 3-4 medium circles out of each wrap. I used the empty pizza sauce can, which worked well! Press firmly enough, using a rocking motion, until it cuts through the wrap.

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Press each wrap circle into muffin tin using your fingers. Note: it doesn’t have to cover the entire side of the tin, it should just fit snuggly!

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4

Meanwhile, pour pizza sauce, parmesan cheese, and the spices into a medium sized bowl. Stir until everything is well combined.

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Drop about 1-2 tbs of sauce in each wrap, this really varies according to how much sauce you like!

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6

Divide mozzarella cheese evenly over each mini pizza.

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Place 4 mini pepperoni’s on top of each pizza.

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Bake in preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until cheese is melted and lightly browned.

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Wait for pizzas to cool, and remove from muffin tin using a fork or knife. Pizza’s should pop out with ease!

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Serve warm and enjoy!

Ingredients

3-4 Whole wheat wraps1
1 (15 oz) Can pizza sauce
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1 tsp Basil/oregano mix or Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp Garlic powder
3/4 cup Shredded mozzarella cheese
48 Mini turkey pepperonis (or 12 whole turkey pepperonis each cut into 4 even pieces)
*Note*Put your own spin on these by adding anything that you would normally like on a pizza just before popping them in the oven!

1 Try to find ones with at least 3 grams of fiber or more per wrap

Katie's Tip!

Put your own spin on these by adding anything that you would normally like on a pizza just before popping them in the oven!

Nutrition Breakdown

12 Servings
66 Calories Per Serving
1.5 g Fat
7 g Carbohydrate
3 g Fiber
2 g Sugar
6 g Protein
1 WWP+*

*Weight Watchers Points per serving

132 Comments

Missie said:

These are SO cute!

September 2nd, 2011 — 1:52pm  |  Reply

VeggieGirl said:

Cute and delicious!

September 2nd, 2011 — 3:46pm  |  Reply

Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} said:

These are so cute! I’ll bet they’d be great with some mushrooms or peppers, too. Oooh, my wheels are turning. Thanks for the inspiration! :-)

September 2nd, 2011 — 5:32pm  |  Reply

Rach said:

Mmm I love pizza so much and these are just too cute!

September 2nd, 2011 — 8:16pm  |  Reply

Sasha said:

Said it before, will say it again – you are a genius. This is a GEM of an idea, would be perfect for lunchboxes, picnics, buffets, the lot! Gorgeous recipe indeed

September 3rd, 2011 — 3:27am  |  Reply

Lauren @ hey, who cut the cheese? said:

These are just the cutest little things! Thank you for sharing them.

September 3rd, 2011 — 7:47am  |  Reply

Allison said:

So cute! I love pita pizzas but never have used tortillas- great idea and love the fun size :D

September 3rd, 2011 — 11:57am  |  Reply

Errika said:

These look great. Can’t wait to try them out!

September 3rd, 2011 — 1:14pm  |  Reply

Katrina said:

These sound lovely! Yum!

September 3rd, 2011 — 2:04pm  |  Reply

Maggie @ Loaded Kitchen said:

These look so good! I’m a sucker for pizza but unfortunately my pants don’t appreciate that.

Saving and sending to others! Thanks :)
(Cute apron, btw)

September 3rd, 2011 — 5:04pm  |  Reply

Julie @ Peanut Butter Fingers said:

katie! these look like little pizzas from heaven! perfect for football parties! :)

September 4th, 2011 — 4:47am  |  Reply

Sofia.Lopez said:

Hello Katie,
I’m from Portugal and i love to cook…I’ve found your kitchen today, through the web site punchfork.com, and i’m loving it… i saw this mini pizzas and i had to check out for the receipt…it’s delicious! Thank you :) i will come back to visit you again :)
Have a nice day!

September 5th, 2011 — 4:49am  |  Reply

lucie said:

your pictures are fab, and these look so yummy!

September 5th, 2011 — 9:50am  |  Reply

Katie said:

Those are almost too cute to eat! (But I would.)

September 5th, 2011 — 11:45am  |  Reply

Allison said:

These are just fabulous! I just put them on the menu for this week! Your pizza rolls have become a regular in our dinner rotation. You have such a wonderful gift!

September 5th, 2011 — 12:41pm  |  Reply

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said:

Oh these are so cute and look so delicious!! I am excited to try these.

September 5th, 2011 — 5:37pm  |  Reply

legs said:

this is an amazing recipe! yummy and low-cal!

September 11th, 2011 — 2:28pm  |  Reply

Dana Jenkins said:

Tried these, as usual, wonderful! Thanks for your good tasting recipes Katie.

September 14th, 2011 — 10:32am  |  Reply

Martha S. said:

I just found this on pinterest and it’s excellent! These are definitely perfect for the kids’ lunchboxes!!

September 25th, 2011 — 7:10pm  |  Reply

alana said:

found this on pinterest. so excited to try these pizzas, they look precious and yummy!!

September 26th, 2011 — 11:16am  |  Reply

Stephanie said:

Thanks for this recipe! Very creative! I also found it posted on pinterest. I hope to try it soon!

September 30th, 2011 — 7:41pm  |  Reply

Russell at Chasing Delicious said:

These mini deep dishes look adorable. I love the idea behind this. Yum!

October 6th, 2011 — 8:55pm  |  Reply

Jennifer said:

These look great, I bet my kids would love them. Thanks for sharing!

October 7th, 2011 — 8:19am  |  Reply

Jen said:

Katie,
I’m making these today for a football party and I think everyone will just love them! Also, I’m in Germany so you can add another ‘fan’ from around the world :)

October 9th, 2011 — 6:04am  |  Reply

Dana said:

This is completely amazing! Can’t wait to try!
BTW, I tried to subscribe by email via the link along the top and it says that this blog does not have email subscriptions enabled…
Thanks!

October 10th, 2011 — 7:56pm  |  Reply

Meg said:

Just made these for my hubby. He LOVED them! I used spinach wraps. Huge hit. I will make these again!

October 11th, 2011 — 5:05pm  |  Reply

Andrea said:

I found your site via Pinterest and I am in love with your page. I have already went to Facebook and “Like” Dashing Dish! I can not wait to try your receipes and love even more that you have the Weight Watchers Points listed. I have a 5 year old little boy and try to fix healthy foods for us and your page is just a blessing! I am looking forward to your up-dates!

October 12th, 2011 — 1:52pm  |  Reply

marilou said:

I saw this on Pinterest….such a great idea. I want to try this out this weekend! I was wondering how you made the mini pepperoni’s. How did you cut them so perfectly and so tiny like that? I LOVE pizza…this the best thing EVER!

October 19th, 2011 — 1:35pm  |  Reply

Valerie said:

Hormel makes “Mini Pepperonis” — in the sliced meat/sausage/bacon section at my market. They’re around 3/8″ in diameter.

November 18th, 2012 — 3:14pm  | 

marilou said:

Oh wow…great idea, vanilla extract cap..nice!!! I will try that! Thanks! Love it! :)

October 20th, 2011 — 8:35am  |  Reply

Sandra's Easy Cooking said:

What a cool idea..I think my kids would love this fast deep dish pizza!

October 31st, 2011 — 9:09am  |  Reply

Renae said:

I made this for my kids last night. It turned out perfect and was a huge hit! A keeper for sure!

November 1st, 2011 — 5:01am  |  Reply

Kara said:

MMM! such a great idea! I will be making these soon!

November 6th, 2011 — 1:40pm  |  Reply

Lindsay said:

This is such a fantastic idea!! Thanks so much for sharing :)

I featured this on my blog this past week, stop on by and grab a featured button if you’d like :)
http://artsyfartsymama.blogspot.com/2011/11/pinteresting-features-n-shtuff-8.html

November 9th, 2011 — 7:50pm  |  Reply

Susie said:

well, I was sooooo excited to try these that I burnt the roof of my mouth! They were delish…I loved them, even with a blistered mouth!

November 20th, 2011 — 2:39pm  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

aww :) this is too cute susie, thank you! :)

November 20th, 2011 — 4:55pm  |  Reply

Melissa said:

My daughter loved these. And loved to help making them too.

December 2nd, 2011 — 3:55pm  |  Reply

Rachel said:

Just made these with BBQ sauce and mushrooms…. delish! Thanks for the idea :)

December 3rd, 2011 — 3:40am  |  Reply

Susan (5 Minutes for Mom) said:

So excited to find your site. I got here through pinterest off of Arianne Segerman’s page. These are fantastic and I’m going make them for my kids.

December 21st, 2011 — 9:12pm  |  Reply

debbie said:

this is going to perfect for me, the deep dish lover & he the thin crust! no more wasting food & $$$!!! thanks so much!
Happy New Year!!!

December 28th, 2011 — 8:54am  |  Reply

Crystal Pham said:

THANK YOU for this recipe! I changed some toppings to make it my own, and it’s DELICIOUS! I never would have thought to use whole wheat tortillas, but they are perfect =) THANK YOU!

January 3rd, 2012 — 6:34pm  |  Reply

Grace said:

I tired making these and I absolutely loved them! Great idea for something both delicious and healthy!

January 14th, 2012 — 6:28pm  |  Reply

Diane said:

just curious to know if a silicone muffin pan will work ok – or would that keep the “crust” from getting crispy? Very anxious to give this a try…

January 14th, 2012 — 7:49pm  |  Reply

kelli said:

hi! i love this!! i will be trying this put ASAP!! i’m so glad that i found you!! i’m following you now! keep up the great work!!

January 20th, 2012 — 7:19pm  |  Reply

Marci said:

These are fun, easy, and yummy! The kids loved to make them and they disappeared faster then they could be made!! Thanks for the great idea!!

January 21st, 2012 — 6:14pm  |  Reply

Stacy said:

Sooo making these this weekend my for Marine and Son! Thank you so much! Great idea

February 16th, 2012 — 11:07am  |  Reply

Karla Barnard said:

Dear Mrs Farrell,

Thank you very much for this cute idea. I am a year 10 student, in Food for entertaining we are required to make a vegeterian dish. We have chosen to use this idea but replace some of the ingredients. Thank you very much. Hopefully we get a good mark :)

Thanks
Alexi,Nicola and Karla

February 18th, 2012 — 6:54am  |  Reply

Robin said:

I would love to Pin this but I cannot find the Pin button?

February 27th, 2012 — 1:06pm  |  Reply

CONNIE said:

tried them- added jalepenos to it – and it was delish! but next time, i think i will leave out the italian seasoning………..

thanks for sharing the recipe

March 9th, 2012 — 11:05am  |  Reply

Kimberly said:

Tbese sound amazing! Do you think they could be made ahead and frozen?

March 24th, 2012 — 6:01pm  |  Reply

Larissa T. said:

These are great! May I pin them?

April 6th, 2012 — 1:53pm  |  Reply

Monica said:

Made these tonight with some just turkey pepperoni and mozzarella cheese and the others are Canadian bacon pineapple and munster cheese. If they taste as good as they smell, and I’m sure they will, they will be delicious. Thank you so much for your inspiration!

April 12th, 2012 — 4:16pm  |  Reply

Christie Strayer said:

I found you on Pinterest! Love this! Thank you for posting it! I can’t wait to make them for my husband! :)

May 2nd, 2012 — 5:05pm  |  Reply

Jessica said:

I just found your site through Pinterest. I am in love with this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

May 6th, 2012 — 4:38pm  |  Reply

Jessica said:

These are so fun and delicious – and my toddler loves helping make them! This time, I took the random leftover scraps of tortilla and, while the pizzas were baking, I fried them in a little canola oil and then tossed them in cinnamon and sugar. It made for a yummy, crunchy treat for after our pizza lunch.

May 22nd, 2012 — 3:44pm  |  Reply

EnglishMuffin said:

These look amazing Katie, can’t wait to try them. Do you think it would be okay if I did these ahead by a night and put them in the fridge or would the wraps dry up?

Thanks

June 3rd, 2012 — 9:26am  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

Leftovers are great

June 3rd, 2012 — 12:02pm  | 

Michelle said:

This is the best blog/website I have ever come across! The food are so cute and I am really excited to try making these and telling everyone where I found them!

June 7th, 2012 — 5:22pm  |  Reply

Megan said:

I made these a few weeks ago & they were great. I made 4x’s the recipe & froze the ones that were left over. They worked well in the freezer & I am making them again soon. Thanks!

July 22nd, 2012 — 6:06pm  |  Reply

Ana said:

I found your recipe on Pinterest! This was a HUGE hit with my family, especially my kids. It was also great to have them help in the process too. Great, easy to follow recipe( it actually turned out just like yours).

August 8th, 2012 — 1:24pm  |  Reply

Brandyn Barksdale said:

SWEET! Thanks for sharing another GREAT recipe! We have a trip to Disney coming up in two days & I think these little guys will be a great snack to take along! We have low carb whole grain tortillas in the fridge now!

August 18th, 2012 — 1:56am  |  Reply

CHRISIE MOGILNICKI said:

just a follower..can’t wait to try…yummy

September 21st, 2012 — 7:19am  |  Reply

Kelly K. said:

I just tried these and they were so easy and tasted great! If I make these again though I might try and put two layers of tortilla for the crust because it just wasn’t thick enough for me. Great recipe though!

October 12th, 2012 — 12:13pm  |  Reply

Jenn said:

What a great idea – I bet these would also freeze great and reheat in the toaster oven!

October 23rd, 2012 — 11:26pm  |  Reply

Jessica said:

Can you use flour tortillas? That’s all I have

November 4th, 2012 — 5:44pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

sure!

November 5th, 2012 — 9:08am  | 

Amanda Saunders said:

Made these tonight and they were so good! We did some canadian bacon and pineapple ones and regular cheese ones, so great for a party with people that like all different kinds of toppings. Ready in NO time, so easy!

November 12th, 2012 — 9:02pm  |  Reply

Kylee Angell said:

Making these tonight before we head out to the movies….I think pizza might be my favorite thing on earth, and for 66 cal. each, I’ll take it!

January 5th, 2013 — 5:55pm  |  Reply

Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe said:

These look incredible – I love that you use tortillas for the crust – I prefer more toppings over more crust any day! I’ve pinned this for future making!

January 11th, 2013 — 5:06pm  |  Reply

Diane said:

Great for children’s party. I will try this soon.

January 13th, 2013 — 3:19pm  |  Reply

Lindsay said:

These are FANTASTIC looking! And your RING! It’s stunning!!

January 13th, 2013 — 8:35pm  |  Reply

Joann said:

How many are in a serving?

January 31st, 2013 — 12:08pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

one

January 31st, 2013 — 12:22pm  | 

Tricia said:

These pizzas are a HUGE hit at my house. My husband has asked for them 2 nights this week. Thanks a million :)

February 1st, 2013 — 11:21am  |  Reply

Dbldeelite said:

These are awesome! I am low carbing and used low carb tortillas and low carb sauce.

February 2nd, 2013 — 1:12pm  |  Reply

Genevieve said:

Hi, I just did a test run sample to see if they were going to work and I LOVE them! I will be making them for my sons 2nd birthday party next wknd along with some other small foods. I was wondering how far ahead I could make them. Also I saw some people said they froze them but I was not sure how they came out?
Thank you for the great idea!

February 23rd, 2013 — 10:31am  |  Reply

Megan said:

Made these tonight and they were soooo yummy!! Me and my mom are both following weight watchers and are huge pizza lovers! This recipe is def a keeper! Im even making some more tomorrow :)

March 3rd, 2013 — 11:39pm  |  Reply

Stephanie S. said:

On my trip to the grocery store last night, I bought all of the ingredients to fix this recipe, and I can’t wait to try it! Thank you for creating such a wonderful website, Katie. God bless.

April 13th, 2013 — 11:22am  |  Reply

Mo said:

Looks Yummy..I’m going to try it next week…Is their a print friendly copy?

April 14th, 2013 — 12:56pm  |  Reply

Evelyn said:

Great for kids I love it!!!!!

April 15th, 2013 — 4:25pm  |  Reply

haley said:

i just made some of these and they are really good!

April 20th, 2013 — 12:22pm  |  Reply

Leslie said:

I am so excited to make these for my family this week!

May 6th, 2013 — 9:51am  |  Reply

Laura M said:

Can’t wait to try these! I was wondering about the WW pts. I plugged in the nutritional information and they came up as 1 pt each, not 3. Is the 3 pts listed for 3 of them? Thanks again for such a wonderful site!

May 22nd, 2013 — 1:53pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

☺thank u!

May 22nd, 2013 — 2:18pm  | 

Breyonna said:

Would these freeze well? This is such a cool idea.

May 30th, 2013 — 2:25pm  |  Reply

Sir Charles of Towne said:

These are perfect for lowfat, outdoor snacks to nosh on when my high fat buddy pals are visiting my trophy wife and me. They will never know these are healthy.

June 5th, 2013 — 3:12pm  |  Reply

Peg said:

These are so cute. I will make them for my granddaughters the next time I babysit. I’ll let them help me make them!

June 5th, 2013 — 3:54pm  |  Reply

Mermaid Dottie said:

I Switched this idea up a little;
Instead of pizza toppings, and sauce, I used steak, cubed and browned, and a fajita seasoning packet, with corn and black beans, and mexican cheese.

Mini Fajita Rounds! SO tasty! Thanks for the inspiration, Katie!

June 6th, 2013 — 12:06am  |  Reply

Donna said:

Wondering on the mini pizza cups I know servings are 12 it said that it was 3 pts. For Ww is that 3 for ea. one kinda new at this so just needing a little help
Thanks so much

July 23rd, 2013 — 4:10pm  |  Reply

Donna said:

in the mini pizza cups serving is 12 okay got that and 3pts ww but is that for just one I’m trying to count pts. Thanks

July 23rd, 2013 — 4:42pm  |  Reply

ADAEZE said:

These were amazing….I almost ate the whole thing…

July 24th, 2013 — 11:48pm  |  Reply

Michael Ann said:

This would make a great party appetizer!

August 6th, 2013 — 1:45pm  |  Reply

Stephanie Birko said:

I know your blog as a fellow Salinian, but it’s so cool to click on something on Pinterest and find out that it’s yours. Congrats on your success! :-)

August 24th, 2013 — 9:06am  |  Reply

Della Pielaat said:

I can not wait to try this for my grandson!!!!

January 22nd, 2014 — 12:01pm  |  Reply

Patti said:

Just made these tonight for dinner, just my husband and myself now, and served them with a salad. I made a tray of pepperoni and then a tray of onion & green pepper. Very tasty, quick and easy! Can’t wait to do them again, perhaps a mushroom.

January 22nd, 2014 — 5:44pm  |  Reply

Brenda said:

Made these for Super Bowl and they are DELICIOUS!! I will effeminately make these again. They are super easy to make..followed the recipe exactly!

February 2nd, 2014 — 5:57pm  |  Reply

Tara said:

I tried these today using mini-muffin tins and regular flour tortillas to make bite-sized pizzas, and except for being lava-hot for a while, they were super delicious. I’ll be making them to take to my next work potluck. Thanks for the great idea!

February 10th, 2014 — 9:30pm  |  Reply

Lindsay said:

Can some of these be frozen? I’m trying to do meal plannings for my son’s daycare. I don’t like the horrendous food they feed these kids, I’m trying to do more organic/gluten free options since I have to be on it and it’s just him and I. Do you think these would freeze well?

March 27th, 2014 — 3:11pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

yes for sure!

March 27th, 2014 — 6:56pm  | 

Carrie said:

They are really really good

March 31st, 2014 — 12:36pm  |  Reply

Heids said:

Hi. Thanks so much for sharing. I tried your recipe, it was great!!

April 1st, 2014 — 5:56am  |  Reply

Lynne said:

these look soooo good my grandsons love pizza and love to take cold pizza in there lunchbox .perfect for them. Great for after school snack thank you for a perfect reciepe.

May 4th, 2014 — 3:09am  |  Reply

Deanna Hiotis said:

i make these all the time with puff pastry bases( everyone loves them)….never thought of a tortilla wrap, thats a great idea, must try it !

May 6th, 2014 — 9:19pm  |  Reply

Jessica said:

I made these last night and they were AWESOME! My husband loved them too. They are fun to make, it makes plenty, and it’s so easy, but SO good!!

May 30th, 2014 — 12:06pm  |  Reply

Cher07 said:

Just made them! They are delicious! Made them with cheese and tomato and with tuna. Such a great idea!

June 11th, 2014 — 1:03pm  |  Reply

Momma Cooks! said:

Not sure if it’s been mentioned, but with the leftover pieces of tortilla, just toast them in the oven once your pizzas are done and break apart when cooled. They make great chips for dipping in salsa, spinach dip or whatever your family likes.

July 7th, 2014 — 10:19am  |  Reply

GG of three said:

I am wonderin if these could be frozen and nuked for kiddie snack?

July 19th, 2014 — 2:20pm  |  Reply

Kristina said:

These look awesome but were can I find those thin slices of pepperoni!:))

August 14th, 2014 — 6:06pm  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

thank you so much missy! :)

September 2nd, 2011 — 2:42pm  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

you are too sweet thank you so much sasha! :)

September 3rd, 2011 — 7:46am  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

thanks so much rach! :)

September 3rd, 2011 — 7:46am  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

sure maryea! i know .. i wanted to put more toppings on them, i just wanted to make them ‘basic’ and gave the recommendation to do just what you said! :)

September 3rd, 2011 — 7:47am  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

why thank you maggie! :)

and thank you again..it was a bday present from my hubby! :)

September 3rd, 2011 — 11:12pm  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

thanks julie! the funny thing is i never thought of that.. see how much i love football! ;)

September 4th, 2011 — 11:20am  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

what a wonderful comment this was to receive! thank you so much sofia! :) what an honor to have a ‘fan’ from portugal! :)

September 5th, 2011 — 6:51am  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

wooo hooo! i absolutely love to hear that people put my recipes on their ‘menu’ for the week! thanks for sharing allison! :) xox

September 6th, 2011 — 7:52am  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

thanks dana for your wonderful feedback all the time! xo

September 14th, 2011 — 12:51pm  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

thanks martha! :)

September 26th, 2011 — 6:15am  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

@marilou….thank you! I actually used a cap to a vanilla extract to cut the mini circles out, but they sell the mini turkey pepperonis now! :)

October 19th, 2011 — 3:03pm  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

thanks lindsay! :)

November 10th, 2011 — 4:00am  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

That should work diane! I don’t know for a fact if it would or wouldnt leave the crust crisp, but they would still be just as tasty! :)

January 14th, 2012 — 7:50pm  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

of course you can pin them! thank you larissa!

April 7th, 2012 — 5:31am  |  Reply

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