3.31.2017

Friday Favorites + $100 Target Giftcard Giveaway!

Happy Friday!
Today I'm linking up with Friday Favorites!
Hosted by: Andrea, Erika & Narci


This week has been crazy busy, but that's okay because as of 12pm today I will officially be on SPRING BREAK!!!!!

I have 10 favorites to share with you today!

{ONE}
Did you see this announcement?!?!?
Dreams do come true!
All Pink Starbursts arriving for a limited time in April!
Pink Starburst are my favorite!

{TWO}
My sister got the girls this book a couple months ago.
It's all about how scarce clean water is in Africa & it's one of Claire's favorite books.

{THREE}
One of the women in our town owns a fencing company with her husband and in the past year, she has been creating signs from old fence boards. Recently, she started hosting Mom's nights out for us to make our own signs.

 It was an Easter themed night...here are the signs we made:

It was such a fun night! I can't wait to go again.

{FOUR}
Avocado Toast.
It is my current favorite thing to have for lunch.

So good!!
I toasted a slice of sourdough bread, added half a mashed up avocado, lime juice, sea salt, a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese & a dash of crushed red peppers. 

{FIVE}
Celebrating Holidays is my FAVORITE!

2 weeks ago was St. Patty's Day
Here is what we did to celebrate..
The girls made a trap the night before. This was all Kate...she made some sort of pulley so that the leprechaun would be trapped and couldn't get out of the box.

The leprechaun came & brought Lucky Charms....
The Leprachaun left a note saying Nice Try on trying to trap him :)


 The kids were so excited about the trail of gold coins (Rolos)
 The leprechaun leaves a map every year letting them know where the treasure is.

 And usually leaves some candy & those frosted Lofthouse cookies they always beg me to buy, but I always say no.

This year he brought Kate m&m's, Claire got Sour Watermleon & Luke got Sour Patch kids.
He also left a mess in the bathroom:

Yay for fun, chessey holidays!

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Speaking of favorite holidays.... now it's time to focus on Easter, since it's 2 weeks from Sunday!
Here are some fun activities that you can do with your kids this week to get you in the Easter Spirit! Many of these will help you focus on the true meaning of Easter....that Jesus died on the cross for all of us and rose again 3 days later.  Some of the other activities are just for fun!

Planting Jelly Beans
We do this on Good Friday & have the lollipops appear on Easter Sunday representing that God has taken the old and given us new life. 
 You can read Luke Chapter 18 in the Bible with this activity.
 Talk about how Jesus’s body was laid in the tomb then on the 3rd day was raised from the dead and lived again.
 Bunny Prints
 On our front walkway made with flour on Easter Morning:

Bunny Trail 
(Marshmallows leading them to their Easter Baskets)
 
Empty Tomb Easter Cookies with Scripture 
(Recipe & Instructions HERE

Resurrection Rolls:

(Recipe HERE)

Easter Egg Coupons:
Instead of filing eggs with candy, you can add these coupons to some of your kids eggs!
My girls LOVE getting these in their eggs!


Download them HERE if you haven't already!
These are a HIT at Easter. My girls can't wait to find the coupon eggs!

 Tie Dyed Easter Eggs:

{Instructions HERE}
You can see our tie-dyed eggs from 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014
This year I want to try out dying eggs with Cool Whip? I saw it on Buzz Feed and want to try it with my kids! I will let you know if it works....stay tuned :)


Happy Easter to one of my favorite Peeps Printable:


Get the printable {HERE}

You've been Egged Printable:
A couple years ago, I posted a "You've Been Egged" Printable.
We have had so much fun "egging" our friends last year..can't wait to do it again this year!


Download it {HERE}
Bunny Tails Easter Popcorn is my kids favorite Easter Treat:

Recipe {HERE}

{SEVEN}
March Madness.....this is my FAVORITE time of year!!!
I LOVE it. I have done a bracket every year for the past 20+ years.
This year my bracket is officially busted:

 I am in charge of my school staff bracket every year.
This year, I even did a bracket challenge with my students.
They are loving it. The winners will get a donut party :)
We also have our kids fill out brackets.
Parenting tip: Have your kids fill out brackets & make it a friendly family competition.
For the past 5 years we created online family pool & let the kids their own pick brackets.
They love it & this way they don't mind that we have college basketball constantly on the TV during March Madness #parentsoftheyear
The winner gets to chose where we get frozen yogurt/ice cream (all 5 of us have different places we like) and the winner doesn't have to do any chores for a week :)
It looks like Claire is going to win our family pool this year.
Got to start them young in gambling ;)

Are you doing a bracket?
Who do you have winning?

{EIGHT}
 Speaking of March Madness....
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 I’m looking for Four VOLUNTEERS who have never tried a Rodan + Fields regimen to try one at my CONSULTANT PRICE!
 If you've been watching and waiting to try one of our FOUR regimens now is the time!
 

I need one volunteer for each of the following:
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SOOTHE - Sensitive skin, dryness, irritation or redness

Here's the details:
Email me or leave a comment letting me know you want to be a volunteer.

melissa_larson17@yahoo.com
We'll figure out which regimen is right for you!
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I have 4 spots, so this deal is first come, first served.

Email me or leave a comment:
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{NINE}
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You get $20 cash back, 17% off your order and FREE Shipping!
You also get a FREE Sunless Tanner!!
This always sells out in the Spring, get yours now!
I would LOVE to help you with your skin care needs!

Unblemish is also a top seller..because it works! It was named the #1 Acne Skin care line in the US.
Look at Hayley's incredible results in 2 months:
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 You can take this quick 6 question survey to find out what products are best for your skin {HERE}
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You have nothing to lose...what are you waiting for?
I would love to help you get started!
The March Madness deal also applies if you join my team...17% off your kit. 
You could get $75-$150 cash back PLUS if you sign up by March 31st you also get a FREE Regimen of your choice!

Such an awesome deal, I have never seen a deal this Amazing!!!
Email me for more info!
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{TEN}
Target is my Favorite.
Target was (is?) my happy place.
Then I had kids and going to Target with 3 kids is not so fun.
Know what is fun?
Giving away a $100 Target Gift Card to one of YOU!


What would you buy with a $100 Target Gift Card?
I would use it on a new bathing suit & swimsuit coverup. 
And, some new Spring/Summer clothes!
To enter, use the Rafflecopter below!
Giveaway ends next Friday April 7th

Happy Friday & Happy Spring Break to me!
 
Have a great weekend! a Rafflecopter giveaway

154 comments:

  1. following BL as https://www.bloglovin.com/@lisabrown748

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  2. I would buy a few of the items left on my wedding registry!

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  3. I would buy some new Spring/Summer clothes for myself!!! :)

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  4. Happy spring break! If I won the gift card I would use it to fill the girls' Easter baskets. I always get them a new bathing suit, flip flops, a good book, and a pool or outdoor toy for their baskets.

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  5. Oooh, I need all sorts of new toiletries, make up, nail polish, etc. Love all your Easter ideas!

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  6. Target is always fun!! I'd buy some fun new spring/summer shoes or clothes for myself and my mom! Thanks for the chance to win! xo

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  7. I would buy some spring clothes or treats for the family.

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  8. I would buy some self tanner, new purse and nail polish!

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  9. I would buy some new wedges! Hope you have a great weekend!

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  10. It's totally sad but I would probably buy diapers!

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  11. New things fur our new home this summer :)

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  12. Mel, you're girls are maybe just a tad young, but you and your middle school students would love the book A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park. It's based on the true story of a boy escaping the Sudanese civil war and how his path crosses with a girl in modern Sudan who must walk all day to get fresh water. I have my students read it each year, and my teammate just got back from meeting the man that the book is based on. Thanks for the chance to win! I'd buy some new Merona sandals and Threshold sheets for my bed! Happy spring break!

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  13. We love Target! I would buy some fun summer gear: swimsuits, fun pool toys for the kids, and a fun pool float. Bring on summer!

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  14. I would buy Easter goodies for my kids!

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  15. I'm obsessed with Target. I would probably buy something for my girls.

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  16. I would probably buy some new spring clothes too. Maybe a bag of the all pink Starbusts. That's awesome!!

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  17. I love your little leprechaun footprints on the toilet!

    Target is my happy place, I can get lost in there for HOURS! I would probably buy something new for our house - all the home stuff there is addicting. Maybe some shoes too...

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  18. I would love to use the Target gift card to purchase things for my daughter that will be heading off to college this fall.

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  19. I would buy baby products for my daughter who is due in September!

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  20. I share your sentiments on Target being wonderful before attempting to navigate it on a busy Saturday with a very uninterested-in-shopping toddler! :)

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  21. I totally want a new swim suit too! I just can't find the perfect one!

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  22. Thanks for your Easter suggestions. . .love them all.

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  23. Probably make-up, but it's Target so I could leave with a blender :)

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  24. Target! What wouldn't I buy?! But really, I'd prob get spring clothes for my boys. Have a great weekend!

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  25. Love Target and love your blog! I would probably stock up on Easter goodies for my kids and maybe a swimsuit cover up for me!

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  26. I have had my eye on a pair of shoes there, but knowing me it will be something for my kids or preschoolers, like always! Easter candy, maybe a package of those pink only Starbursts!!

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  27. I would busy some things for our backyard!

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  28. I would buy the all pink Starbursts and a new bathing suit!

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  29. I want all the pink Starbusts!! I gave up desserts for Lent so I'm going to be doing double time after EAster. Haha.

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  30. I definitely want to make the cute waster bunny foot prints! So cute! And I love the activity of planting the jelly beans and telling the story of Jesus and the resurrection .

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  31. I would buy new bedding!

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  32. I have my eye on a couple of things to spruce up my patio.

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  33. I've been eying a pair of pj at target! Would also love to get some fun pool toys!

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  34. I would buy a rug for our new home. (:

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  35. A new vegetable steamer, nail polish, and Justin's Maple Almond Butter! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  36. i would try to find some decor for my new house(:

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  37. I would buy some much needed summer pjs for my kids!

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  38. I love Target! I'd pick up some new summer clothes for myself!

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  39. I really want to buy a new Duvet cover!

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  40. I'd get sunglasses for everyone in the house! They always end up being left places and we need new ones!

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  41. A new swimsuit for sure! Going to the Bahamas in May, I will need one! Mara Kreilinh

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  42. Target is my happy place! I would stock up on some books for summer reading and then let my kids each pick out something.

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  43. I'd buy some new things for our new house 🏡

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  44. I think I would probably buy a few dresses!

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  45. I would buy cute Easter outfits for my kids and some fun spring nail polish for me :) Thanks for a fun giveaway!

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  46. I would buy some flower pots for my new front porch!

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  47. I would buy a vacuum cleaner. Follow you on Bloglovin: bloglovin.com/elena1509

    elena_istomina at yahoo dot com

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  48. I would buy items for Easter baskets, cleaning supplies and some groceries.

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  49. I would use the gift card to buy groceries. I buy most of my food at Target!

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  50. I would get groceries and clothes.

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  51. The better question is what wouldn't I buy? I would definitely buy Easter basket goodies and stock up on make-up and hair products. Thank you for the awesome giveaway!

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  52. I'm moving soon so I would get stuff for the new place!

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  53. I would buy some easter goodies for my kids

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  54. I would buy spring clothing for my kids.

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  55. Clothes, makeup, and home things. Thank you!

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  56. This was a fun post, as with a giveaway to boot! Yay! I'd probably buy Easter goodies for my boys and maybe throw in a fun workout tank for myself. Thanks Mel!

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  57. You are awesome! I would buy new throw pillows for my couches.

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  58. I would buy some Spring and Summer clothes for my Granddaughter.

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  59. A swimsuit and cover up for me too!

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  60. I would buy a couple of new pool chairs for the backyard. GREAT favorites list today!!

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  61. I would buy some things for the garden

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  62. A Nintendo Switch! I want one for our family badly.
    kayleefaith1228@aol.com

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  63. i would buy a new summer bathing suit and pool floats!

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  64. Oh I would love to buy a new pair of sandals for summer!

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  65. I would buy a couple of summer outfits!

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  66. Backyard decor and sandals!

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  67. Hi Mel- love the post as always! At Target? Everything? Ha ha! No seriously, right now I would buy some Easter and Spring decorations along with some Easter treats for the kids :)

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  68. I would buy some new sports bras and activewear.

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  69. I'd save it for some natural beauty and household products!

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  70. I would buy some goodies for my fine motor kits for my kindergarten classroom! And a new swimsuit to help me enjoy spring break this week!!☀️

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  71. If I won, I would purchase new bed linens for our master bedroom!

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  72. I just broke my favorite spatula, so I'd definitely get a new one. And a new coffee maker, mine is on the fritz!

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  73. We just made a Dr Seuss reading room for our little one. So I would buy more any decor that has Dr Seuss & of course books!

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  74. I would buy new furniture for my apartment!

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  75. I would buy some new decor and towels for our newly remodeled bathroom! (doesn't look so 80's now....yay!!)

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  76. Easter goodies and a new spring dress to wear to my son's college graduation.

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  77. I would put it towards my daughters 3rd birthday coming on May 21 :)

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  78. Target is totally my happy place. The angels sing upon entering. :) Always something fun to buy, but also always need groceries and life's basic necessities. Thank you!

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  79. Target is totally my happy place. The angels sing upon entering. :) Always something fun to buy, but also always need groceries and life's basic necessities. Thank you!

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  80. A few new dresses for spring.

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  81. So impressed with Haley's results from the Unblemish. Love that!

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  82. A new swimsuit for upcoming beach trip!

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  83. I love shopping at Target for fun home decor!

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  84. I would buy some Essie gel couture polish--love that stuff! Also I'd get an assortment of summer pillows for my couch (I'm going with navy & aqua as accent colors this summer.

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  85. I would splurge on some of the new Essie nail polish colors and some work out clothes!

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  86. I need some new tank tops and summer shirts!

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  87. Since we are smack dab in the middle of renovating over 50% of our house, I would use this gift card on home accessories. Lamps, barware, side tables and of course the boys want a bigger TV in the family room!

    Patty
    GoodBetterBestFood.blogspot.com

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  88. I love your holiday ideas! Thanks for sharing! What would I buy at Target with $100....?! Cute spring clothes! I love Target and their clothes! I have a bunch of cardigans from Target that are 7 or 8 years old and all of them are worn out and I would love to replace them! Some of my most worn clothes!!!

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  89. I am absolutely using these coupons this year! What a great idea. As for the Target gift card, I would buy new cushions for our patio chairs!

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  90. I'd buy some storage bins for organizing my garage.

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  91. I would get some cute new dishes for outdoor dining this summer.

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  92. i would get some cute patio stuff!

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  93. I would buy Easter supplies and diapers.

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  94. I would probably buy some spring clothes or maybe some new dishes! -Renae

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  95. I would head to the decor section and pick up some new items for our new house (we move in next month!).

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  96. Ugh...we are in a rough patch so unfortunately I would just buy food. Hoping someday I can buy fun stuff again!

    Hugs,
    Trisha

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  97. I desperately need new work clothes!

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  98. I'd purchase some athletic pants for my teen son and workout wear for myself. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  99. I'd buy sandals for my girls, summer clothes for my boys, home decor for me, and jelly beans for my husband 😊

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  100. I am in desperate need of new home decor, and Target is the place to go! :)

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  101. I would buy some Easter goodies & sandals for the spring!

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  102. Easter stuff and and my son needs new summer shorts he has grown!!

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  103. I would buy summer clothes for my grandkids.

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  104. I would buy some cute linens for our outdoor space for the summer if I won and some groceries!

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  105. I would buy a new bathing suit and a pair of sandals for the Summer.

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  106. I would buy a new doormat and supplies to make a fun spring/summer wreath.

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  107. I would buy a swim suit and flip flops for my granddaughter.

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  108. I would buy my kids new Summer Clothes!

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  109. I'd use the Target gift card for shopping for summer clothes. I've lost some weight and need some new smaller shorts and tops!

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  110. I would buy pet food and treats and toys if I won this one.
    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

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  111. I would buy a new blender -- mine broke! Thanks for the chance to win.
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  112. I would start making purchases for my daughters first year in college! I showed her the fence pieces and we decided we would white wash a piece of fence and hang it under her loft in her room. Then as she meets new friends, have them write their favorite scripture on it! It should be amazing after 4 years! I would also buy her 3 bags of those starbursts because they are her favorite!

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  113. We just planted jelly beans, too! So fun!
    And a bag of all pink Starburst? Sign me up!

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  114. All pink Starburst!! I need to find those ASAP!

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  115. I would use it towards clothing. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  116. Toast, egg, avocado, honey!!! Best avocado toast ever!!!

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  117. I could really use some new items for my summer wardrobe - maybe even some new sandals!

    -Lauren

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