4.24.2015

Friday Favorites + $100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!

Happy Friday!!!
Today I'm linking up with Friday Favorites!

Hosted by: Andrea, Erika & Narci
As of today, we have exactly 7 weeks until summer break.
7 weeks....we can do it teacher friends & parents!
As a teacher, summer is one of my favorite times of the year!
I can't WAIT for summer!!

Today, I have 10 favorites to share today!

{ONE}
Celebrations are my favorite.
We have had a lot of celebrations this month!
Birthdays & Weddings!
During Spring Break (aka Potty Training Hell) we had 2 birthday parties that week which made the week that much more bearable.
My friend Jackie had a birthday earlier this month:
 Then we went to a surprise party for one of our dear family friends
 My sisters & I on the dance floor with our dad, Jimmy. We never have any fun ;)
 Weddings are also my favorite! Last weekend we had wedding of one of our youth group kids. Having a kid free night with this guy is my favorite, especially at weddings!

I got my dress at Target about 4 years ago...perfect LBD! And, it was $20!

And, tomorrow one of my cousins is getting married!
 I can't wait!

{TWO}
Liane Moriarty is my current favorite author.
She has 6 books and since January, I have read all of them!
The Hypnotists Love Story


Big Little Lies


The Husband's Secret


What Alice Forgot



Three Wishes



The Last Anniversary

I hope she comes out with a new book this year, I loved each and everyone of them.
I just love finding an author I really love...then I read all the books they wrote and get sad when there are no new ones left to read. *Sigh*

{THREE}
Stitch Fix is my Favorite!  
I know I've talked about Stitch Fix before....but it really is my favorite!
My April package arrived yesterday!
It's like Christmas morning....what's going to be inside the box?!?!



This is my 12th month getting a Stitch Fix ....a whole year! (you don't have to do them every month, but I love getting them, so I chose the monthly option. :)
You don't have to do it every month, you can customize it to how you want it...every other month, every 2 months, every 3 months, etc.

When you sign up for Stitch Fix, you link your Pinterest Boards to them so that know what styles you like. If you don't have Pinterest, that's okay because they also have a style questionaire for you to fill out & they have collages of outfits and you rate them on how you like them.
This was the card that was in my package this month...it gives you styling ideas for the pieces they chose for you!

Each Fix comes with 5 different items & it comes with a prepaid mailing envelope, so you can easily return the items you don't want.


You aren't obligated to keep any of it! I have kept at least 1 item each time, sometimes I keep 2 or 3.
It's fun!
Go here to the Stitch Fix website to get started! 
{FOUR}
Happy Customers are my favorite.
I got this email from one of my preferred customers a week ago:
 Seriously, I LOVE getting emails like this. It makes me so happy that our products work so well. One of Rodan + Fields slogans is: "Changing Skin & Changing Lives" It really does!

If you have skin issues that you want to work on, I would love to help you!
We have products for aging skin, sun damage, pregnancy melasma (mask of pregnancy), sensitive skin & acne.
Our Unblemish line is one of my most popular sellers.
Check out this before & after using Unblemish for just 2 weeks.

Unblemish works on skin of all ages...teens, 20s, 30s, 40s!
Get your confidence back and try our Unblemish Regimen.
60 day, empty bottle, 100% money back guarantee! You have nothing to lose....except acne!
$20 cash back, 10% off your order & Free Shipping for all new preferred customers.

And, because it's FRIDAY....how about a FREEBIE! Pick 1 of our Essentials items....SPF 30 Body Sunscreen (my kids favorite!), Daily Body Moisturizer, SPF 25 Lip Shield (2 pack)  or
 our SOLD OUT Sunless Tanner (I will mail you one as soon as it is back in stock....hopefully in the next week or 2!)

Email me to place an order or if you have questions!
melissa_larson17@yahoo.com 
This deal is good until April 30th!
{FIVE}
Linky Parties are my favorite!
As you know, for 2 years Shay, Sheaffer & I hosted our Pin-Spired link up where we linked up our Pinterest inspired outfits. After 2 years, we decided to make a change, and we are excited to announce our NEW linky party!

I have done What's Up Wednesday since January (you can see them here) and I am excited that it is now going to be a linky party!

Our link up will be the LAST Wednesday of each month & here is the list of questions you can include in your blog post!

 We will also have a question of the month in addition to the questions above....the question for this month is:
"What are you buying/wanting for Mother's Day this year?"

We are starting our first What's Up Wednesday in just a few days on:
Wednesday April 29th!

We are so excited about it and can't wait to learn about What's up with all of you!

{SIX}
Moscow Mules are my new favorite cocktail.
Yes, I will always be a lemon drop girl (and a wine girl!)
But, right now I am in a Moscow Mule phase with the rest of our court.
 I count down the minutes until 5pm on Fridays when it's Moscow Mule time!
A few weeks ago, I ordered my own set of copper mugs
THESE are the mugs I have.
I keep them in my freezer so they are nice and cold when I make my Moscow Mules.
Ginger beer, vodka & fresh squeezed limes...that's what Moscow Mules are made of!

{SEVEN}
Time Hop is my new favorite app. My sister told me about it a few weeks ago & I am obsessed!
Look how little Kate & Claire were!!

I also liked this Time Hop from 2 years ago....
She is still my Giants loving girl. Claire got a Giants towel for Easter & she uses it as a rug in her room :)

{EIGHT}
Full House was one of my favorite shows growing up....did you hear the news?
In 2016 Netflix is releasing Fuller House!!!!
I can't WAIT!!!!
Read about it here.
 {NINE}
These 3 are my favorite.
Seeing them interact is my favorite.
Seeing how they love on each other is my favorite.
I love their love for each other.
I love how they love being with eachother.
We have a big sectional couch, but they always choose to sit right next to each other & snuggle.
I am savoring this while it lasts!!


{TEN}
Amazon is one of my favorites & so are giveways!

What would you buy with a $100 Amazon Gift Card?
So many options....I could get more books for my kindle, more copper mugs or I could have it pay for my Amazon Prime Account! Can't wait to hear what you would use it for...the possibilities are endless!
To enter, use the Rafflecopter below!
Giveaway ends next Friday, May 1st.

Hope you have a GREAT Friday! a Rafflecopter giveaway

166 comments:

  1. I buy just about everything on Amazon but I need a new straightener, so I'd spend the $100 on that! Thanks, Mel!

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  2. I might actually buy something for myself for the summer...maybe? :)

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  3. Okay, I haven't read The Last Anniversary yet! It's totally going to be my next book! And I was equally as excited about the Full House news. I love me some Uncle Jesse :).

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  4. I would love to buy some perfume on my wish list!

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  5. I always have a full cart at Amazon waiting to be purchased. LOL

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  6. So many great things to get on Amazon...thanks for the chance to win! xo

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  7. I love Amazon! And I love those mugs! Oh my gosh! I'd probably buy some of those mugs and most definitely the 5 things sitting in my cart waiting to be purchased!! Thanks Mel!

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  8. Love Amazon...it's my go to for anything...with 2 day shipping you can't beat it!

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  9. Love reading your blog!! That quote from Claire is hilarious.

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  10. Love this Friday Favorites post! I love LM books too. The last one I read was Big Little Lies and it was a great read. I keep meaning to try stitch fix, although I need to do a major closet cleaning! And love love love me some Moscow mules ;). Happy Friday!

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  11. I have to say that I have just been using my Unblemish treatment for a few days now and I am seriously AMAZED by how soft my skin suddenly feels, all without being oily. I am so excited to see what my skin looks like in a few weeks. You have convinced me. Tonight is the night I make myself a Moscow Mule and see what all the hype is about!

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  12. I've read two of Liane Moriarty's books recently and would love to get more!

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  13. I would seriously love an Amazon gift card! I am a total reading nerd and would use it to fill up my kindle! Either that or to buy a camping cot. We are taking a family vacation this year that will entail spending part of the time sleeping in a tent. As I approach 40 I just don't think I was made for sleeping on the ground. :) Love your blog....been reading for so many years I have lost count.

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  14. I would buy some Liane Moriarty books! I have seen them at Target and just haven't picked one up yet! You are starting to convince me I need Stitch Fix...

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  15. I totally agree about finding a favorite author, reading all of their books and then being sad and having nothing to read! Oh, and I'm not sure what I would buy on Amazon, but the paying for my Amazon prime would work. :)

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  16. Ahh Amazon! We would use it to sign up for Amazon Mom for our sweet baby boy we'll be having in 13 days!!!

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  17. I love Liane Moriarty too! I'm in the middle of The Last Anniversary right now. :) So...I would buy more Kindle books if I won!

    Kathy Lang

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  18. LOVE your dress for the wedding! Can't believe you got it for only $20. Can't beat a great little black dress. And I love Amazon. Not sure what I'd buy right now... maybe some sandals for summer? Have a great weekend!

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  19. I would use the Amazon card to buy some Toms wedge booties for the fall and something fun for our swimming pool! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  20. Books, makeup, and such. Thank you!!!!

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  21. I have 68 books on my Wish List on Amazon! I think I'd have to buy some of the books from my list!

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  22. First off - YAY for Fuller House!!! This is the first I've seen it mentioned in the Friday Favorites I've read & I'm actually a little shocked (& saddened) ;-) What would I buy with that gift card?! All of Melanie Shankle's books (I got them from the library & was super sad to return them) & a new water table for my kids. They'll play & I'll read. Summer perfection :)

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  23. I can't wait for the Full House reboot!

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  24. I think my $100 would end up being spent on baby #3, who is due in a couple of weeks!!

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  25. Love this list! I need to check out that author. I've read all of my favorite author's books and have been in a book slump. :/ Finding a new author you love is hard! Also really excited you're doing what's up Wednesday as a link up! I've really been enjoying those posts and will definitely participate!

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  26. We buy so much from Amazon and we are huge fans of Amazon Prime! With a $100 gift card, I would buy some books I have been wanting to read, ink for our printer {have to be a little practical}, a gift for Mother's Day, perhaps? :)

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  27. I would buy some stuff for our summer vacation in Florida!

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  28. I'd probably buy something for our Mexican cruise we are going on in August!!

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  29. I would probably buy more books, or something random. I think I have a coloring book or two on my Amazon wish list! (:

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  30. I would buy beach stuff! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  31. I would buy diapers for my new baby.

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  32. I need to buy some books! I have several on my to-read list this summer! Your LBD from Target is perfection! And yes, Timehop is definitely a favorite app! Have a great weekend!

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  33. I would buy new makeup.

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  34. Make up brushes!! Thanks for the contest!!

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  35. I would get the next several books for book club and maybe some new kitchen gadgets

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  36. I would buy my Husband a new A's cap and pick out some Birthday gifts for the many Birthday parties we have coming up!

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  37. I'd put it towards a lamp I've been wanting!

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  38. I buy almost everything on amazon!

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  39. I would buy a new FitBit from Amazon- or a new watch :) the possibilities are endless

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  40. SO excited for the Fuller House! Love your black dress from that wedding too! Nothing beats a simple LBD!
    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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  41. If I won, I would buy my daughter and son a birthday present since there birthday is in July!! I night even buy me some ebooks too!! :) Thanks!!

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  42. I would buy a new pair of Kendra Scott earrings for myself and a pair for my bestie who just had her second baby! :)

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  43. I would buy some new bathing suits and pool toys for the kids since summer is coming soon!

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  44. I want a pair of Tom's and books for the summer.

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  45. I would buy my boyfriend an awesome birthday present!

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  46. I would buy cookbooks and hair/make-up products!

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  47. I would download the rest of Lianne Moriarty's books! I've read 3 of them this month alone!

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  48. I would probably buy something for my kiddos:)

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  49. Definitely Liane's Moriarty's books! I've read What Alice Forgot and I'm in the middle of The Husband's Secret now.

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  50. Love that picture of the 3 of your kids - adorable! :)

    And I would buy the Jo Malone Wood Sage and Sea Salt perfume...I really want it but darn its expensive!

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  51. I wish that I could say something really practical...like to put it towards our adoption fund, but lets be real here, I would probably use it to buy a bunch of stuff for Ellie's second birthday at the end of May!!

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  52. planning a backpacking trip so probably useful stuff for the trip. backpack, fast dry towels/clothes etc

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  53. I could say something boring, like Diapers...but I think I'd rather get something fun. I think maybe a trailer for our bikes so we can take all the kids on a bike ride.

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  54. I would buy as many bags of Carrot Cake M&Ms as are available!

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  55. After reading your stitch fix reviews, I really want to try it!! :)

    As for Amazon... I'd probably buy those 6 books you recommended. Our book club read "What Alice Forgot" but I didn't attend that month. Everyone raved about it, though.

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  56. I LOVE Amazon! It's perfect for a mommy with a newborn, a toddler and an elementary school kid! It's the best way to shop these days!

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  57. I would buy a new table lamp for our living room.

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  58. I would put it towards baby gifts for my sister.

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  59. books for the summer!! new pioneer woman, jen hatmaker and graham elliott cook book!!!

    thanks for the giveaway

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  60. I love amazon! I would get nut butters and fun fitness items

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  61. I would buy a body pillow! I'm pregnant and have Charlie Horse's at night and I'm told a body pillow would help!

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  62. I would buy a cute outdoor table and some fun things for my boys "Last Day of School" baskets

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  63. I would get a great mother's day and father's day present with it if I won.
    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

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  64. I would buy some books for Kindle and my favorite conditioner! I LOVE Liane Moriarity, too!

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  65. I would buy toys and books for my Grandson. I love your book recommendations!

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  66. I would get new sheets for my daughter's bed since I just spilled paint all over her favorite set!

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  67. got a bunch of movies on my wishlist - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  68. I would buy some Moscow mule mugs ....those are so cute!

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  69. Since summer is on its way, I would buy books, kindle books, and cookbooks. All my favorite!~Alicia in AZ

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  70. Some books for my kindle for the whole family to enjoy :)

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  71. I would buy some good headphones for my long flight coming up!

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  72. I'd get some outdoor items for the deck. My favorite decorating season-outdoors!

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  73. I'd buy books and maybe some new outdoor toys for the kids. Btw - Liane Moriarty is a favorite of mine as well. Can't get enough of her books! Also, so happy you'll be doing the What's Up Wednesdays as a link-up. Great idea!

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  74. Love Full House!! I think I'd buy some new outdoor toys for my kids with the gift card 😊

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  75. I am having a baby so I'd buy baby gear.

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  76. we have a baby due any day now, and so we would use it to buy the remaining things on our registry that we haven't gotten yet.

    Jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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  77. I would buy a bunch of diapers and wiped with it if I win!

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  78. I would buy a combination of toys & clothing :-)

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  79. I just had a baby 3 weeks ago so I would buy the rest of the stuff on my Amazon wish list :) #momproblems

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  80. I would buy travel books for our trip next year to start planning. I love to read, plan and travel! And I'm looking forward to linking up with you for the first time next Wednesday for WUW.

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  81. I would use the gift card to buy books :)

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  82. I buy just about everything from Amazon...the options are endless!

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  83. A book for our upcoming road trip and some new decorations for our living room!

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  84. Love Amazon and would love to upgrade my kids libraries!

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  85. I would probably purchase some new books on cinema for study.

    Lonerwor@aim.com

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  86. I would put it towards a convertible car seat for my daughter.

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  87. I would buy some books and a new cuppow since I lost mine :(

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  88. I love Lianne Moriarty books, too. If I won the gift card, I'd probably get one of her books as well as a graduation gift and birthday gift.

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  89. I just started The Husband's Secret this weekend. If I won the gift card, I would probably buy more books.

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  90. Probably a new car seat for my daughter. She's just about ready for a new one.

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  91. Probably a new car seat for my daughter. She's just about ready for a new one.

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  92. I'd probably feed my current book addiction :)

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  93. I'll put it toward an Amazon Fire.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  94. I would put it towards baby supplies.

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  95. If I win I would use the money to buy new makeup and hair supplies.

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  96. Lots of books and some party supplies for my birthday!

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  97. I would buy a ton of movies and dads off my wish list :) Really... too many to name lol

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  98. I would buy specialy seeds and bulbs for my garden. :)

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  99. I would purchase facial products and a top - shaunie

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  100. Thanks for adding some "must reads" to my Amazon cart. 😊

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  101. Diapers! ALWAYS a must in this house!

    Thanks for the chance! :)

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  102. I'd buy some protein powder for myself, and of course a beautiful Mama's Day gift for my favorite lady!

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  103. I'd buy books...some of the titles you listed sound great!

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  104. I would split the 100 up and buy some new shoes (either converse or sperrys, cant decide which ones I want! I have white canvas sperrys already, but have definitely worn them out, and cant decide if I just want to update those or try something new!). After the shoes, I would buy something for my husband and a little something for our baby! :) (hannahbrown@usd475.org)

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  106. Probably fun things for my two girls!

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  107. What a fun giveaway! Amazon....I think I would buy more Liane Moriarty books - I've only read the Husbands Secret - so good!

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  108. I love Moscow Mules too...so maybe I'd buy some copper mugs of my own! (though I have been saving up for a camera since my zoom broke....)

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  109. I love Moscow Mules too...so maybe I'd buy some copper mugs of my own! (though I have been saving up for a camera since my zoom broke....)

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  110. I would use it to buy my mom a silver chain for Mother's Day!

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  111. I don't know if i submitted my comment right! but i would buy books!!

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  112. My Amazon wishlist is full - I would probably but a Polar watch for me and some Legos that my soon keeps asking for! And some Kindle books with anything leftover. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  113. I would definitely get some copper mugs...love Moscow Mules!!!!

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  114. I would buy nursing books or 2 more moscow mule mugs!! :) Practical and fun!

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  115. I would buy a new bible and journal. And pre order the new the Cinderella for my daughter as a surprise.

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  116. I love Friday favorites :) even on a Tuesday! ;) I started the husband's secret and I love it, I can't wait to read the rest of her books.

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  117. I'm pretty sure between how good the Warriors are doing and the return of Full House, this could be one of the best weeks everrrr! :)

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  118. I would buy a new saute pan, something very very nice! (and some stuff to cook in it)
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    {in the contest I am Margot C__ on the Rafflecopter}

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  119. i would get something for my son for his birthday.

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  120. i would get something for my son for his birthday.

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  121. I would treat myself to my first pair of Birkenstock sandals and if I find a good deal and have a little leftover, I would treat my boys with a surprise from their wishlist.

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  122. I'm not sure what I'd buy, but I'd have a blast shopping.

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  123. I would take my 87 year old mother to a great meal and a movie of her choice

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  124. I would buy things for my 9 yr old daughter's upcoming birthday party! :)

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  125. Let's be honest ... I'd probably buy a gift for my son's bday. But I do have a few books in my cart for me. ☺

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  126. Outdoor toys for my 7 month old, I'm so excited for summer with him!!

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  127. Outdoor toys for my 7 month old, I'm so excited for summer with him!!

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  128. I'd love to say I'd waste it on something fun.....but I'd spend it on textbooks for my college. *tear* lol
    kayleefaith1228@aol.com

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  129. I would buy lots of books for me and my 3 daughters!

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  130. I'd buy perfume for my mom for mother's day.

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  131. I would buy either a selfie stick (I know, I know), complete our collection of Baby Lit books for the kids or buy a couple books for myself so I can avoid the library fines for not returning them on time.

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  132. I would definately buy some of the book son my wish list! I can never have enough! :-)

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  133. I had a baby 2 weeks ago, so I would definitely buy diapers!

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  134. Oh my stars! A $100 gift card to Amazon?!?!? What COULDN'T this 1st grade teacher use it on? HA! I am actually looping up with my class this year to go to 2nd Grade with them, so I would most definitely use it on teaching supplies for the new grade!

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  135. I'd restock on phone cards
    thanks for the giveaway

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  136. Would buy fabrics I loved :)

    Instagram: @simatakucing
    Bloglovin' & Facebook : Stella Martis

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  137. I would buy a birthday present(dolls) for my little daughter :)

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  138. I would get some awesome books and a dress.

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  139. I think I'd get a book...and a few presents for my wife because mother's day is almost upon us!

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  140. Re: WOW, I need the prize to buy much needed grocery & supplement to get well soon. OMG. Wow, prize amazon gc is fab. & splendid. 2 fingers snap. It is tight, fly & off the chain. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. Pick me, pick me! Dear Santa: I’ve been nice. My X-Mas wish this year is to win this contest. Starving artist here desperately needs the Amazon gc to shop and eat. A life changing exp.

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  141. If I win the gift card, I will use it to buy coffee.

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  142. If I win the gift card, I will use it to buy coffee.

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  143. There is a chance you are qualified for a free $1,000 Amazon Gift Card.

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