6.05.2015

Friday Favorites + $100 Visa Giftcard Giveaway!

Today I'm linking up with Friday Favorites!


Hosted by: Andrea, Erika & Narci

It's Friday & it's the last Friday of the school year!!!!
 Just 5 more days of school!

YAY!
I have 10 favorites to share about today!

{ONE}
One of my favorite books is Oh, The Places You'll Go!
I got each of my kids this book and since they were in Preschool, I have had their teachers sign it for them. When they graduate from high school, I will surprise them with the book that has been signed by each for their teachers from Preschool through Senior Year of High School.
I blogged about it a couple years ago {HERE}
You can get the book {HERE}

I dropped the girls books off with their teachers this week. I LOVE this tradition!

{TWO}
I mentioned in my What's Up WEdnesday Post last week that "Shut Up and Dance" is one of my new favorite songs &  we love listening to it.
This week, I saw thisShut up & Dance Mash Up with Want you to want me....it is awesome!

 I also love this compilation of Shut Up & Dance put to dance scenes from various movies. So fun! A favorite for sure!
{THREE}
 It's like Trader Joes reads my mind. My VERY favorite part of microwave popcorn is the "half popped or partially popped" pieces at the bottom of the bag. I may have squealed when I saw these! A whole bag of partially popped popcorn. 
 Amazing. I'm in love!

{FOUR}
Bacon is my favorite.
My BLT salad might be my new favorite. If you missed the post yesterday, you can check out the recipe HERE:
If you love bacon as much as I do, you might want to check out some of my other recipes that have bacon in them:
 Jalapeno Poppers (with bacon):
 Potato Skins (with bacon):
 Warm Blue Cheese & Bacon Dip:
 Broccoli Salad (with bacon):
 Loaded Baked Potato Salad (with Bacon):
 Pasta Primavera (with Bacon):
 Spicy Turkey Burger Sliders (with bacon)
I told you I like bacon ;)

{FIVE}
Riding our cruisers is my favorite!!! 
 (This was me last weekend on my birthday when we rode bikes to dinner with friends. You can read the rest of my birthday weekend re-cap HERE.)

 I got my cruiser 2.5 years ago, so they don't have the same one, but there are similar ones HERE
 Several color options and several for under $200.
My cruiser is my favorite...pink is my favorite color & I have named my cruiser Bubblegum :)
So excited for lots of cruiser rides this summer!

{SIX}
This cookie scoop is my favorite:
I've had it for almost 10 years & up until recently, I only used it to scoop cookie dough...until I started using it to scoop cupcake batter & muffin batter!!!!
 This is a LIFE CHANGING Tip. I am serious!
 I make muffins and/or cupcakes 2-3 times a month. It is always a pain & messy to get the batter into the cupcake/muffin liners. But, not when you use your cookie scoop!
No mess!!
 Check out how clean & easy this is:
 Perfectly measured out & all the same size which ensures they bake evenly.
 You can get the cookie scoop {HERE}
I am telling you....this is life changing if you make a lot of muffins/cupcakes like me! 

{SEVEN}
About 5 years ago, I got the girls these adorable plates & bowls from Olliegraphic.
After Luke was born, I got him a set also!
They are my kids FAVORITE plate & bowl because they love that their plate looks like them & has their name on it. They use them daily.
 For my nieces 1st birthday a few weeks ago, I got her a personalized plate!
(And, I realized I never got my nephew Jack one, so I ordered him one as well)
 I love these plates & they have held up so well!
Olliegraphic has lots of cute stuff!

{EIGHT}
As if you didn't know, Rodan + Fields is my favorite skin care :)
I have loved being a consultant the past 18 months.
I use the Reverse line in the mornings (for sun damage/age spots/melasma) and I use Redefine at night (anti age & fine lines/wrinkles)
Here is Amy, a fellow consultant...look at her amazing results!
It's not just about anti-aging. 
We have 4 main product lines.
Redefine is for fine lines & wrinkles.

 
Reverse is for Sun Damage & Age Spots & Pregnancy Melasma
 
 Unblemish is for Acne...
It works on teens:

AND it works on adults! Unblemish is my most popular product!!

Soothe is for sensitve skin, exzema, rosacaa, facial redness!

I even use Soothe on my kids, especially when Luke gets a bad diaper rash...it clears it right up!
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Our Sunless Tanner has been sold out for a few months, but as a consultant, I was able to get some bottles of it & we are offering a bottle to new preferred customers for FREE!
 
 I would LOVE to help you with your skin care needs!
You can also take this quick 6 question survey to find out what products are best for your skin {HERE}
Email me to place an order or if you have questions.
melissa_larson17{at}yahoo.com

{NINE}
Tonight Dough Ice Cream...it's my new favorite Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream!
Speaking of Jimmy Fallon, him and I feel the same way about MAYO.
 EWWWWWW.
This segment with Melissa McCarthy & Jimmy Fallon was so funny!

{TEN}
Giveaways are my favorite!!!
How would you like to win a $100 Visa Giftcard?!?
What would you spend the $100 Visa Giftcard on?
I would use it for new books on my Amazon Wish List or for a new pair of sunglasses since Luke broke my old pair!

To enter, use the Rafflecopter below!
Giveaway ends Sunday June 14th.

Happy FRIDAY!
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162 comments:

  1. I would buy a chair and table set for my daughter.

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  2. What would I buy......I have Redefine, I have that cookie scoop....but I love the idea of the books! I would by it now as my little guy finishes his first year of preschool! I would pay it forward and buy it for my 9 nieces and nephews too! Love your blog!

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  3. The popcorn, the recipes, the ice cream...I'm so hungry now :). Happy Friday Mel!

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  4. I think I would put it towards a R & F skincare regimen. Those results look amazing!

    Kathy Lang

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  5. I would put the money towards a new phone... cracked screens, ughhhh!! haha!

    I looove your cruiser bike!

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  6. We have a vacation coming up, so I think I would use the gift card to splurge on a fun new dress to wear!

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  7. I would stock up on summer reading material!

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  8. I would buy a stroller for my baby due in September. Thanks!

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  9. I just got a teaching job, so I would definitely use the gift card to buy stuff for my classroom!

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  10. I would buy something fun for my kids to play with this summer!

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  11. I already ordered one plate, but with $100 I'd order a few more customized plates for my friends' kiddos! They're SO cute!

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  12. I would buy myself something since I usually spend all of my money on my kids. Something clothing related.

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  13. I love the Dr. Suess book! I have one that I got for my HS graduation! And I loved that Jimmy Fallon clip...too funny :)
    I'd totally spend the giftcard on Amazon to purchase things off my wishlist too! Especially since I just added that cookie dough scooper!

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  14. I would spend it on groceries (produce and fresh fish/meat/chicken).

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  15. I will put it towards a new oven.

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  16. I would probably spend it on a new outfit.

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  17. I would use the gift card to buy a new purse (mine was stolen on Tuesday) and not having one is w-e-i-r-d!

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  18. I would buy summer clothes for my kids.

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  19. I would buy some good summer reads!

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  20. I would buy myself a mother's necklace... I have been wanting one forever

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  21. I would buy $100 worth of The Tonight Dough! My favorite!!!

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  22. June 12th is my birthday so I'd probably get a book or two for me and then stuff for the kiddos.

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    1. New shoes. I need some new sandals and flats. Or maybe a spa day. I could use a massage!

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  24. I would use it on books for my book club with my niece. Proudest aunt moment ever was asking what her plans for the summer were and her response was "I'm making a list of reading goals."

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  25. I would use it to get some updates around the apartment, I've been noticing how raggy things have gotten!

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  26. I'd put it towards new summer clothes for the family

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  27. I may never eat mayo again thanks to that video! We just bought a new house, so I could definitely use a gift card! We have got to get a baby gate at the top of the stairs!

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  28. I would treat myself to Froyo and Starbucks and a new pair of Yoga Pants at Nike and Maybe Chipotle and then OF COURSE some Bulk Candy at Sugar Sugar

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  29. I would use it to get some new skincare products - I've been eyeing getting started with a Rodan + Fields regimen for a long time now!

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  30. Fun giveaway! I'd use it on something practical (ie, boring :)) like for one of the 5 birthdays I have coming up to buy for!!

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  31. I need to buy a crib or a car seat for our new little one coming this summer.

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  32. I love your cruiser Bubblegum. I just recently bought a new bike, after 17 years with the old one, and I too got a cruiser. It is orange, and I've named her Blossom (as in Orange Blossom). I would use the $100 Visa card to accessorize Blossom. Love your Blog!

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  33. Okay, you have the best favorites! That book idea is SO GOOD. Totally want to do that for my future kids. Shut Up and Dance is one of my faves too, and so is Want to Want me, so once I'm not at work I'm listening to that on FULL BLAST! I've wanted a cruiser for years...under $200 is an awesome price! I'd use the gift card for a couple books from Amazon too...and then maybe clothes or a date night!

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  34. I'd save it and put it toward a next gen console!

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  35. I'd use it to get this mini keyboard: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003VX1GI8/, then spend the rest on necessities most likely.

    - Kayley

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  36. I can't believe y'all are still in school!!! I teach and the teachers' last day was May 22 so I could not imagine being in school for another week. I would die haha!

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  37. I do the "Oh the Places You'll Go" book signing too! A parent of a student of mine was doing it for her daughter before I had kids and I thought it was such a great idea. I do it for all 3 girls. I love reading through all of the things their teachers wrote over the years. SO jealous you only have 1 more week. 3 more weeks to go here in NY! If I won the gift card, I would buy a new rug for my den.

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  38. I would buy new accessories for our renovated living room!

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  39. I would buy a nice pair of sandals for the summer!

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  40. I would love to buy some new summer tops and some colorful necklaces! Thanks for the chance to win! Happy summer!

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  41. I would use it toward a weekend getaway to Clear Water to see the Dolphin from Dolphin Tale movie

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  42. i would love some new summer clothes!

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  43. Some new books for my summer reading

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  44. A ton of summer clothing and make up from the body shop or sephora.

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  45. I would put it towards some new lulu clothes :)

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  46. I would finally do something for myself! :) I have lost the baby weight and need new clothes, BADLY! None of my pants fit me :/
    Thanks for the chance!
    Desiree H

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  47. I would buy baby items. I have nothing for baby yet and I really want to get started to calm my nerves.

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  48. Hola! Thanks for being my bloggerspiration :)

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  49. I'd take my mom out for a nice birthday dinner!

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  50. I would buy some books and the pasta bowl and plate set for my 3 kids!! So cute!

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  51. My mom will be visiting me in Colorado and I would use it to take her to some Food Network bakerys in Denver.

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  52. i would buy stuff i need for my upcoming backpacking trip. clothes, gear etc

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  53. I'd buy pet supplies with the $100.

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  54. I'd buy pet supplies with the $100.

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  55. Groceris to make some of these great recipes!

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  56. I would buy books for summer reading :)

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  57. I would get that Dr. Suess Book and have her teachers sign it(great idea) and peeorder the Cinderella 2015 movie and save the rest for back to school shopping.

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  58. I would use it to buy something fun for my family to enjoy!! scfrank02@yahoo.com

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  59. I would buy groceries or use it towards a barre workout set.

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  60. My boyfriends' birthday is coming up, so I'll give him the gift card so he can stock up on his fishing tackle at his favorite store Cabelas.

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  61. I would buy some summer clothes with the #100 gift card.

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  62. Loved this post!
    Now I'm wanting a cruiser for the summer! :)
    I would use the VISA towards gas money to take a vacation!

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  63. Thanks for the chance to win! I'd put the money towards a new watch:)

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  64. Probably buy groceries. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  65. I would put it towards repairing my dishwasher!

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  66. I would buy some new clothes with the visa

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  67. I would get a new rice cooker and maybe some of my wishlists books.

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  68. I watched that movie compilation 3 times! so fun! thanks for sharing.

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  69. It's summer, so I buy flowers with every extra cent I have.

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  70. I would purchase some summer clothes for my kids.

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  71. I would buy dad a father's day gift and also pet products.
    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

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  72. I would take my family out to do something fun!

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  73. Do you wear a helmet when you ride your bike?

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  74. If I won, I would put the $100 Visa Giftcard for a new smartphone. Thank you for the chance.

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  75. I haven't decided yet.

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  76. I would buy a pair of shoes for work!

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  77. I absolutely love the Oh the places you will go idea! I'll have to steal that one! I'd buy an add on to my garden sprinkler system with the VISA card.

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  78. I would buy my kids some new summer clothing

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  79. I would buy a little of everything. Clothes, beauty products, and food! :)

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  80. I would buy some fun summer things for the backyard - pool toys, plants, decor.

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  81. I would buy some new shorts and summer tops.

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  82. I'd get a haircut and some new lipgloss.
    Mel Borhi
    verycherry66@hotmail.com

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  83. I would use it to help spruce up my patio. Thank you so much for the chance to win!

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  84. I would buy some new items for our new home!

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  85. The Shut Up and Dance video with movie clips is my roommate's FAVORITE! I love your cruiser and I want one of my own :)

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  86. I would use it to stock up with summer food/snacks etc for the little ones since school is out - shaunie

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  87. I would love to buy fun things for my new dog! BTW, we have the same shirt :)

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  88. We just bought a new house, so stools or decorations or kitchen storage or oh man...the list is long. :)

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  89. I would buy some great new summer reads for my hammock time!

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  90. I mean, 50/50, I'd buy a darn cookie scoop!! I can't believe I didn't know such a thing existed. Ohmygosh, you could use it for pancakes, I mean, EVERYTHING. If not the cookie scoop, Id probably get a pedicure. :)

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  91. I would get an awesome keepsake for my grand baby due in September.Thanks for the chance.

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  92. We have started doing renovations around the house so I would use it to buy paint and supplies and really transform the rooms! I'd also use part of it for my Dad since Father's day is coming up and he has been hospitalized in ICU the past 2 weeks. Haven't figured out what to get him yet though...

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  93. We just redecorated our kids bathroom so I would probably use it for more accessories! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  94. i would buy some gifts for my nephews.

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  95. I'd probably buy something for the garden.

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  96. I would use the $100 to buy something nice for my mother for her birthday! <3

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  97. I would use it towards a new couch

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  98. Re: WOW, I need the prize to buy much needed grocery & supplement to get well soon. Wow, prize visa 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 gc to shop and eat. A life changing exp.

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  99. Haha! Love the Jimmy Fallon clip! And the ice cream scooper for batter is the best thing ever! I just found out you can use it for rolls too! Just scoop the dough in a muffin pan and you get a perfect roll!

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  100. I would buy tickets to universal studios!

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  101. A bike! I was just telling my kiddos that mama is saving up for a bike so I can ride with them!

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  102. Definitely some new shoes and clothes!

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  103. I would purchase tickets to the Monterey Bay Aquarium!

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  104. I would get myself a FitBit. Time to get in shape!

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  105. Hmmm, I think I'd buy myself a new tennis outfit. Or, shoes. Or, sunglasses.

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  106. I would get a little something for the house, maybe my favorite organic coffee, a couple of toys for my little dog Cello, who broke his leg and I would lie to cheer him up. And a present for my husband as a thank you for being so amazing!

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  107. Something really silly for my mother's 87 birthday..she always expects silly from me when I take her out for dinner

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  108. I would use it to buy gifts for my nieces and nephews for when we visit them next month.

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  109. I'd buy a new toilet!
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  110. I'd buy summer shoes and take my daughter out to lunch!
    bingomamanorma at gmail dot com

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  111. Mama needs some new summer shirts;)

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  112. I would probably try out some new essential oils since I'm starting to become a fan of them!

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  113. I would blow it on my impulsive amazon addiction

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  114. We have to make 5 photo books/portfolios for our adoption profiles and our agency has recommended sites like shutterfly, which is perfect since all my photos are loaded there already...but those books are expensive. So I would use the visa giftcard to buy our photo books.

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  115. I would buy groceries for our family... lame but necessary!

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  116. I would buy a paint sprayer for my husband.
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  118. I would put it towards finishing my bathroom,finally :) Thanks for the chance!

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  119. I would put it towards finishing my bathroom,finally :) Thanks for the chance!

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  120. I would buy some new chaco's! I've been duying for a pair!

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  121. I'd treat myself to a day at the nail salon, getting a pedicure and a manicure. Then I'd have a nice lunch with the rest.

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