Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The gift of song. {maybe even a gift for you!}

Hey there, lovers. See what I did there?

Valentine's day is the day of love, as far as Hallmark is concerned. Me? Well, I'm always looking for a good excuse to celebrate so, just like St. Pats and Cinco de Drinko,  I tend to recognize this holiday for celebration purposes. 
I don't really celebrate it for the gifts or the flowers or the love, though if I got some cheese fries and maybe a filet mignon (pronounced: fill-ett mig-non) I'd probably be a bigger fan of the day. Simply put, I celebrate to celebrate.
Confused yet? It's ok, me too.

I probably shouldn't really be a fan of this day, seeing as I was always the kid in class whose Valentine bag never had quite as many paper cards and candies as everyone else. My mom always told me it was because I decorated my bag the prettiest, which made all of the other little girls jealous, but I think we all know it was probably because the other little girls just plain didn't like me.
Perhaps due to my 2nd grade year, the year I refused to wear anything but skirts and dresses. 
That was pretty obnoxious of me.

My 5th grade year though, oh man that was the year I thought I had it made. My boyfriend at the time gave me the gift of song. Yes, you read that correctly. The gift of song. Via e-card, to boot.
Forget cheese fries and filet mignon, I lost my 5th grade shit over this e-card.
Drink in that romance, people. Pure 5th grade romance. I was a smitten kitten.
Until he decided he wanted to put his arm around Laura at the 5th grade camping trip instead of me. I've never quite heard that song the same since.


This year? Well, this year I am celebrating with my Man Friend. We're doing the gross, ew, couple thing that I don't really like to talk about. I'm really hoping for cheese fries and filet mignon though. And a fresh box of wine. 
That's my kind of romance. Yes, it is.


Oh, also... something kind of, really, pretty cool is going on. Cool enough to rock your world harder than a Temptations song in 5th grade.
The chance to win a $1,500 Visa giftcard!











a Rafflecopter giveaway

Winner will be announced on 2/21! 

129 comments:

  1. this is absolutely ridiculous and wonderful. What would I do with the $$? Use it to buy the plane ticket I need in order to move in July!

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  2. I celebrated tonight with my beardy. I work late tomorrow. There was lots of sangria. Lots and lots!! I hope you get your boxed wine and cheese fries!

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  3. I would totally buy myself new clothes and probably my daughter as well

    Now I want some cheese fries!!!! Meh...I am not a fan of Valentines day even tho I am married, {single or in a relationship}- I think its a money making holiday but now a days most holidays are! lol

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  4. Putting his arm around Laura? THE NERVE! Haha.
    Box wine sounds like an awesome way to celebrate. :)

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    1. Also, I would use the $1,500 to help pay off my car! Goodbye payments!

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  5. Valentine's Day is stupid. I'd buy a new big girl camera, Frye boots, toys for my dogs, everything on my Amazon and Sephora wish lists, and new shoes for MFD with $1500.

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  6. I'm using it to fly to Orlando and play wif you at Epcot.. and then we will both fly to Vegas and party til we die. Luzz you more than life itself.

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  7. $1,500?? Oh my goodness, it would help finance my hopeful 6 month music course in England starting in October!

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  8. What would I do with $1500? That question is a mighty tough one! Pretty sure the first thing I'd do would be pay off my car, which only has like $100 left on it (yay!). With the rest, I'd buy tickets to New Orleans for me and my boyfriend. I went to college there and miss it so dearly and wish I could afford to visit several times a year. Thanks for the chance!!

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  9. Definitely would use the money towards stuff for my little guy and his soon to be born little sister. $1500 would make a significant dent in everything you could possibly need for a baby!

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  10. I would use the money to put wood floors in my condo. The carpet is gross - that old standard stuff that was put in when it was built (in 2004) - aka cheap crap. I have been wanting to put wood floors in for a while and now it's time to save up - or win this prize! ;)

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  11. Buy my dream lens so I can finally be a serious photographer :)

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  12. This is so generous of you! I have a few friends' weddings and bachelorette parties this year. Definately could use the gift card to put towards those expenses! (bachey trips, bridesmaid dresses, shower gifts, etc--you know weddings are expensive!) :) Happy V-day to you!

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  13. I used to hate Valentine's day until my husband proposed on Valentine's day! He knew I would be completely surprised as we're not fans of the typical cliche lol Heck, I don't know what I'd do with the gift card but I'd sure as hell celebrate with a margarita first! :)

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  14. I would seriously buy a new pair of shoes, the hubby a fishing rod, and maybe myself a tan. hehe And then pay my student loan off like an "adult" would...or maybe I'll just buy another pair of shoes

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  15. Only thing better than cheese fries and filet mignon is GARLIC cheese fries and filet mignon. Actually, I would just settle for a cheesesteak...and a bottle (or two) of almond champagne.

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  16. Sounds like a good Vday dinner to me. I had some fried mac & cheese last night. Holy ess was it good. Def recommend that...get him to splurge a little...lol jk :P

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  17. Wow! That would be amazing to win! I'd probably put it towards new furniture.

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  18. Oh my goodness I have a 5th grade memory of that song too!! There was a radio contest to sing the first verse of a song in order for the station to play that song... my best friend and I called in and sang My Girl! Hahaha. Obv we were awesome.

    If I won I'd put it towards those darn student loans. Amazing giveaway!!

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  19. HAHAHAHAHA I was that girl who only wore skirts and dresses too. and my best friend "broke up" with me because she wore shorts and I wore skirts. Real time.

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  20. This giveaway is out of control! But of course I'm doing it... happy veedayyyyyyy!

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  21. Totally following you now sweet thing!! Happy Vday, love your blog!!
    xoxo

    www.McKennaBleu.blogspot.com

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  22. Oh my gosh... New clothes, new pots and pans, the hubby needs new breaks, lol!

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  23. I would take my manfriend on a trip!!

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  24. WHOA! $1500 is baller status! I would use the money for our honeymoon since Lucy's unexpected surgery drained us!

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  25. If I had $1500, I would buy lots and lots of cheese fries that I am craving now...

    www.assimpleaskate.blogspot.com

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  26. I would buy toys and books and beds for the orphans we are adopting from Ukraine in December (we hope!)....and poutine (fries and cheese and gravy)

    Cheers.

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  27. Order my iMac sooner than I previously expected! Or even just add a macbook on top of my iMac ;)

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  28. What would I do? I'm a full-time university student, so I'd probably be practical with most of it haha. But maybe spend some on a little weekend away with my hubby, also a student. Generous giveaway! My fingers are crossed :)


    Sheree
    The Hartungs Blog
    thehartungs.blogspot.ca

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  29. I'm on board for the steak but liquid nacho cheese is on my ewwwwwwwwwww list right under bacon! LOL.

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  30. I would plan a quick babymoon trip for the hubby and I! And then use what's left to get some baby necessities!

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  31. The first thing I would buy is a filet mignon with a side of cheese fries because after reading this post it's all I want! Then is probably buy a living room rug and some new bras or something!

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  32. With an extra $1500 I am buying some damn cheese fries. That is for sure. Then you & I are going to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter because that's where I was exactly 2 years ago. Duh.

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  33. I'd come see you and we'd eat cheese fries and drink wine.

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  34. I'd use the cash towards my Ireland trip!

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  35. For sure, I would use the money towards a trip to the west coast!

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  36. Of course I could always use $1,500!! Happy Valentine's Day :)

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  37. You deserve all the cheese fries in the world!

    Happy Valentine's Day!

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  38. It would help fund a trip to Disney World! :)

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  39. Would totally put it towards new couches for our out grown livingroom. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  40. Would totally put it towards new couches for our out grown livingroom. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  42. Happy Valentine's Day! Mmm cheese fries sound like a wonderful breakfast :) I would definitely use the money to take a much needed vacation. Too much work makes me cranky.

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  43. You just made me want cheese fries- well, chili cheese fries. LOL.

    I would use the extra $1500 to pay off my son's hospital bill AND get the bumper on my car fixed. LOL. I'm so lame!

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  44. Happy Valentine's Day for sure! What a great giveaway for all your readers :)
    Enjoy your V-Day dinner. I'm going to try to scare the hubs with how much dessert I can pack away.

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    1. Crap- I didn't read correctly! I would put towards our down payment for our new house!

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  45. Can I get in on some of those cheese fries??? please??? they LOOK SOOOOO GOOD! I'm sure my diet won't mind if I cheat since it IS Valentine's Day. ;)

    I would use the money for a much needed VACATION!

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  46. I would spend a little of the money on ME, a little on my husband, and the rest on a vacation.

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  47. Ummm I just want to say that I also refused to wear anything but skirts/dresses in 2nd grade. When our spelling word was "pants" (way to be challenging, teacher) a little bia in my class used the prompt "Sara never wears these" during our spelling test game.

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  48. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win this. I left my answer on Saturated Canary. Hugs, Robin

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  49. I would use the money to take my daughter on a vaycay! And buy some cheese fries of course because now I'm craving them!!

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  50. I would for sure buy one of those Living Social deals for an all inclusive vacation to cabo! And I'd get someone to design my blog, it needs it! :)

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  51. Love your blog and your sense of humor. I look forward to reading it daily. I would use the gift card towards my honeymoon in September :)

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  52. Definitely due for a closet revamp! :)

    Steph
    Diary of a Debutante
    www.stephanieziajka.blogspot.com

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  53. Disney World and wine wif my favey bunny. DUHHH.

    No really. I need this one.

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  54. I would use the money to get some new clothes for Spring: sundresses, sandals, and a pedicure!

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  56. ahh so excited! I would definitely use it to buy me a nice trip this summer! :)

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  57. Great...and now I'm craving Cheese Fries!

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  58. Well now I need some cheese fries. And I wouldn't turn my nose up at a steak...

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  59. stock up on booze.
    and now cheese fries.

    DUH.

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  60. I'd haul ass to Florida for the Disney World Honeymoon i've been dreaming of. I'd get to pick this because i'm the blogger and I won the money!

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  61. If I had $1,500 I would try to go to Japan sometime this November! It's the best time to do international travel, and since I have NEVER been out of the country (that I can remember), it would be nice to go to the place I have wanted to go for the last 20 years (since I was wee lass of 10!): JAPAN!!!

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  62. The fact that you got an e-card Valentine in 5th grade makes me feel oh, so old!

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  63. Wow, $1500! I think a nice weekend getaway with my family would be wonderful.

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  64. a nice, relaxing vacation would be awesome!

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  65. I would buy some new clothes, some new workout equipment, and then save the rest for a rainy day! :)

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  66. Vacay no sense in lying vacay! Somewhere old Mr Winter can't find us!

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  67. I would use an extra $1500 to help pay for my honeymoon in Atlantic City in June :)

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  68. Valentine's Day is one of my fave, just-an-excuse-to-celebrate holidays, so I love it! <3

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  69. Honestly I'd probably save most of it, we are getting ready to start a fam so any money helps :) However, I can't lie and say that I wouldn't get a little sumpin sumpin for me, like new spring shoes, and whatever the Mr. would need :)

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  70. i'd save most of it and probably use some to go on a mini vacation. :)

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  71. hmmm.....1500....can I use it for a down payment on a new pair of tatas....Boomer says I have little breastibles.

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  72. Enjoy your day with your man-friend :)

    Cheese fries and filet mignon sound delicious... I've never had cheese fries, but they sound fantastic. Dammit, now I'm hungry.

    That giveaway is fan-freakin-tastic. I may just have to enter, or something.

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  73. Whoa $1,500! I would put it toward a Disney Cruise for my family...We have been wanting to do that for the longest!

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  74. I would put the money towards my nursery and baby gear - for our upcoming baby boy due in May! :)

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  75. With that money I would put half of it in savings and the other half I would split in half again. Half of that portion to put the pot of money for us to get a new driveway (home ownership responsibility) and the other half would go towards the pot of money we have saved for an anniversary vacation/trip.

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  76. With an extra $1,500 I'd put $1,000 in my son's college fund and use the other $500 for monthly bills.

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  77. And now I'm craving cheese fries.. thanks a lot Whitty.

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  78. yummy...I know what I'm getting for lunch today :)

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  79. Glitter the hell out of some wooden M's for my new apartment. You wish I was kidding. Hobby Lobby baby. That would be about $172.

    No, seriously - apartment stuff, moving at the end of the month!

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  80. I would blow it allllllllll on my upcoming trip to vegas!!!

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  81. I love holidays too for the celebration drink fashion.

    Oh, and I love to win giftcards too!! :)

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  82. I would splurge on a new watch for my hubby that he's been eyeing, get something for my son, fix up the house a little, and get spa day of pampering for me!

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  83. Honestly, I would probably give it all to my parents to help them out financially. After going to visit my brother & niece in Arizona of course :)

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  84. I'd go get a really long massage :) And buy everything I've been wanting lately, of course!

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  85. I just started Weight Watcher's so I'd hold onto most of that money to buy myself a phat "no longer fat" wardrobe :)

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  86. I'd move out of my terrible apartment sooner rather than later and I might just buy this cute Frida Kalho shirt I've been looking on etsy. :)

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  87. holy crapola what a big giveaway! i'd use it to buy a good camera. and the rest towards our honeymoon. :)
    -- jackiejade.blogspot.com

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  88. I'm going to Vegas in April so I would use the $1500 to shop til I drop :)

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  89. I would put it towards my tuition!

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  90. I would buy my camping gear so I can finally walk the Appalachian trail.

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  91. If I had the money I would put it toward my wedding so I don't have to put it off 6 months!

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  92. I would travel! And go on a shopping spree at Target of course.. ;)

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  93. Spend it on me (and a little bit Little Man's 2nd birthday party)! Otherwise, Hair, clothes, makeup, mani, pedi, fancy shampoo and conditioner .

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  94. I would fly to Florida, kidnap you & take you on a date to Disney. Yep, I sure would. <3

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  95. I'd use it to fix up the second floor of my house a bit, mama needs new floors! :)

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  96. I would love to use the money to pamper myself and buy tons of unnecessary clothing and accessories but I would likely use it to help pay for new living room furniture I am trying to convince my husband we need

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  97. I'd be taking myself straight to arizona to see my smoking hot man friend!!!

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  98. Get myself some new clothes and a trip to the country, which is in central America.

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  99. Umm would it be really lame of me to say probably pay off some credit card debt or put it in savings toward to a trip?

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  100. I would give every last penny to my mom who is a teaching assistant to put towards a down payment on a car as hers was recently totaled.

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  101. I would put the money towards my fiancé & I's October wedding!

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  102. An extra $1500?! Pay off the car loan for the car that doesn't run....yup. We definitely have one of those. It couldn't wait $1500 more....it had to blow up before it was paid off. I'm not a fan of 3 car payments on one salary. Let me tell you.

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  103. I would head back to Huntington Beach, California for some me-time!

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  104. I'd use it for a much-needed dental visit! I have a tooth that's been killing me for over a year, but I don't have insurance.

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  105. I'd spend it on new shoes. Ok, maybe not all of it, but most.

    xo Ami
    a champagne dream

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  106. We bought the house I grew up in almost 4 years ago. It still looks pretty much the same as when I lived in it. We finally bought a new couch and it should be coming soon. I'd love to be able to buy some great accents and a new coffee table to make our family room our own. Thanks!

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  107. i would come see YOU in florida ;)

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  108. Lord knows I don't need this money cause I wouldn't do a darn thing responsible with the money.

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  109. I would go on a tropical vacation and spruce up my wardrobe!

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  110. Ooooh the things I could do with this money! Honestly though, I'd probably save it for a down payment on a house!

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  111. I would put it toward new furniture for our new home! :)

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  112. Spend it on a trip to somewhere beautiful with my love!

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  113. I think I would use it to elope! :)

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  114. With the $1500, I'd upgrade my camera + get stuff needed for it. :)

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  115. I should say that I would use it to pay off these beautiful veneers in my grill, but honestly, I'd probably end up spending it on something else that would cause me to be in debt....maybe a new puppy :)

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