2.13.2013

And They Say Money Can't Buy Happiness.. ($1500 Giveaway)

First off--Happy Valentines Day to all of you little lovers. 
I feel like I have failed in my blogging duties by not creating a cute little Valentines day card to share with you all, however I fail in many duties so why not add that one to the list? HOWEVER. To make up for it I thought I would offer you something way better than chocolate, love, or roses. We're talking money. 
And lots of it. $1500 in fact...because $1000 would've been too boring
That's right. 
One of you lucky little love birds will take home a $1500 VISA gift card come next week.
And they say money can't buy happiness. Pssssssssh. Tell that to the person who wins this. 
Below are the 31 beautiful women who put this prize together for you and seriously--you need to check each and every one of them out. It's like circles upon circles of all of my favorite people.

Oh hey real quick before you go getting all rich on me. I did get you a Valentines card.
Kisses and cupcakes. That's where it's at baby.

Happy winning that moolah moolah moolah. 














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511 comments:

  1. Do I only have to pick one thing? Probably use it to book a flight to somewhere fabulous! :)

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  2. i would definitely use it on vacation to somewhere warm!

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  3. hmm so many options! probably pay bills...i know boring! but i would be less stressed out so it would be worth it!

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  4. That $1500 would be my return flight ticket from here in Australia to LA at the end of this year... if I don't use it to pay off university fees in the meantime ;P (Like I'd let that happen!)

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  5. I am so lame...BUT I would totally use it to pay off some student loan debt!

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  6. I would book a trip to NYC... and do some shopping while I'm there!

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  7. I would plan the most amazing bachelorette party ever for my best friends who is getting married in July. Her party is already going to be amazing, but it would be that much better so some extra like a limo for the night or an amazing suite for all the girls for the weekend!

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  8. Probably go toward an internship I am hoping to start this fall! And maybe a new wardrobe... :D

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  9. I should put it towards student loans, but let's be honest.. I'd go on a vacation!

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  10. I would love a new wardrobe for my student teaching this fall!

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  11. I would get laser hair removal!!! Lol or totally have a shopping spree at target, f21, and anthro!

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  12. I'd buy a new dining room table, for sure.

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  13. In the spirit of Valentines Day I think I would fly to my boyfriend who is 5500miles away and take him on a Valentines Date. The winner will be announced after Valentines Day but since we can't do ours until the middle of March anyway - what the hey! Awesome giveaway :) May the best lady win..and may I be the best lady.

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  14. dude. you NEVER cease to amaze me. this is spectacular. i would for shizzle buy some plane tickets. and maybe a pair of shoes and some makeup. you know. whatevs.

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  15. I would use it to buy things for our new baby boy! :)

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  16. i mean lets be real, i probably won't win this but if i do i might just buy 500 pairs of ruffle butts for my baby! haha. nah jk...maybe like diapers and formula. truth be told.

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  17. Here's the better question: what could a broke college student NOT do with $1500?! Haha, such a great giveaway. You ladies are the best! xo

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  18. Vacation vacation vacation! Amazing giveaway!

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  19. Woo! This is awesome. I would put it towards my wedding ring.

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  20. I need so many things...sheesh I can't decide! Id probably buy some things for my house!

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  21. I'm looking to open my own online clothing store, so it'd definitely go towards that. Dream!

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  22. i would go back to the dominican republic to see all my friends from study abroad! :)

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  23. I would put it towards going to my best friends wedding in Jamaica this December! :)

    Jess - J's Style

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  24. I am a soon to be newlywed so I would definitely use that to start our home!

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  25. Seriously? As if this blog could have gotten any more legit :) I'd buy enough clothes to bring me some happiness from this dreary Ohio weather!

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  26. I would take my husband on a well deserved vacation!

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  27. Oh my goodness - what wouldn't I do??? But seriously, probably put it towards getting my daughter braces...xoxo

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  28. I'd use the money to get a DSLR camera!!

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  29. I would put this towards fixing the AC in my car and bills. I seriously could use this money!! I know it's not anything fun or fancy...but it's neeeded!

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  30. I would take my husband on vacation :)

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  31. Amazing giveaway! Nice work ladies :)

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    1. Is it sad that I would probably buy strictly superficial items (clothes, shoes, and makeup!!)?

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  32. Probably a new laptop or a fancy schmancy camera!

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  33. I'd put it towards debt, or a trip to see my girlfriend.

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  34. I would probably spend half on paying down my student loans (yes, lame!) but the other half will need to go toward a career wardrobe, I plan on becoming a teacher and need work appropriate clothes!

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  35. I would definitely plan a family vacation and take our 2 boys to the beach somewhere. :) I think they'd have a blast and it's not really something we can afford to do in the foreseeable future. Thanks for hosting this awesome giveaway!

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  36. New clothes! I've lost almost 60 pounds!

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  37. Say What!? This is a great giveaway! My family could for sure use it!

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  38. I would use it on my vacay to LA!!

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  39. Clothing shopping spree for sure, then some bedroom furniture - we still have all hand-me-downs!

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  40. $1500? I'm thinking a vacation or some adorbs for our new addition coming in August!

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  41. Oh my gosh. This is the best giveaway I've ever seen. I would put it towards my big move to LA! Moving's expensive!!

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  42. I would use it for my upcoming trip to Maui Wowie!!!

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  43. I would surprise my sweet, hard working husband with the honeymoon we were never able to take! We got married in October, and because we were both still in school, decided to book our honeymoon for the week before Christmas, while we were on winter break. A few days before we were supposed to leave for our snowy Vermont honeymoon my aunt passed away pretty suddenly. We didn't have a lot of time to prepare for this, as she was only in her mid 40's! It was a hard time for my family but I'm glad we were all able to be together. Anyways, to make a long story short, that's why we never went on a honeymoon and there's nothing I would love to surprise him with more! Keeping my fingers crossed on this one - thanks for hosting :) xoxo! Eliza

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  44. I would put the money towards a new laptop and some classroom supplies for my students like some new books =)

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  45. just found out we are expecting another little one so it would definitely go in the baby bank! :)

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  46. Go see Beyonce in concert and backstage and help my husband with some bills!!!

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  47. umm...WHAT? hello shopping spree or spontaneous trip to an all inclusive in jamaica (:

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  48. Hmm, I would probably put some of it toward school, but the rest I would have fun with :)

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  49. I'd go on vacation with my family! We had planned a weekend away in Philly to go to Sesame Place with our daughter but funds got too tight!

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  50. Probably a small road trip and plenty of books!

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  51. Hmmm...I would use it for trips to see my daughter and son in law who just moved away!! Wish me luck!

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  52. I need some new clothes as I am losing baby weight. But, I would also use some of it to go on vacation as my husband is taking off for a week at the beginning of March, but we don't have the money to go away :) ~ Andi T.

    andreatrautman812@gmail.com

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  53. I would spend it on clothes(for myself!) or decor for my home :)

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  54. I would go on the greatest shopping spree ever. Obviously.

    xo

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  55. I don't even know! Buy some new camera equipment, maybe. Or book a flight to EUROPE!

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  56. For my honeymoon in March. It's going to be one expensive trip!

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  57. Probably pay off my student loan and book a trip somewhere!

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  58. I would pay my rent for the next few months! :-)

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  59. Car!!! or pay off some student loans :(

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  60. How fun!! Shopping spree baby!

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  61. I would use it for a weekend getaway..and my credit card bill. (which is basically like really buying all the stuff I have charged :) )

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  62. I would use it towards my photography business!

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  63. I would love to catch up on bills and pay student loans off!

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  64. I would put it towards bills and maybe a nice purse :)

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  65. Wow. Thanks for hosting!

    Valentine's day chocolate giveaway on my blog :)

    http://therealfoodrunner.blogspot.com/2013/02/healthy-valentines-day-giveaway-s.html

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  66. Wow. Thanks for hosting!

    Valentine's day chocolate giveaway on my blog :)

    http://therealfoodrunner.blogspot.com/2013/02/healthy-valentines-day-giveaway-s.html

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  67. Love this!! I would book our anniversary cruise and buy new clothes for said cruise, of course! :)

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  68. Since my weight loss, I have had to get rid of a lot of my clothing! SO I would definitely chunk up my wardrobe! And maybe take my hubs on a date where I pay! ;) lol

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  69. Umm I would probably go on a vacation of some sort with the hubby to be.. Or just shopping! :) Awesome giveaway!!

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  70. Babymoon before our little peanut comes in July! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  71. I know I would end up putting it towards loans and such! However I'm sure I could squeeze in a few new outfits first!

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  72. I'd use it to buy plane tickets to somewhere warm!

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  73. I would go shopping and use the remainder to buy textbooks for next year!

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  74. I'd take a long trip to see my family in Tennessee and then a vacation with my husband!

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  75. I would take a vacation! Someplace tropical :)

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  76. I would put the money toward my student loan balance.

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  77. I would put it towards a trip to Cuba with the Hubs! He's Cuban and because of the current situation, many family members could not come to our wedding. We are saving up so I can go meet them. :)

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  78. This is truly amazing! And quite possibly an answer to my prayers! You ladies are amazing! I would put it towards my student loans and my bills since I only have 7 weeks left in my job. And then no clue where to go from there..

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  79. I would buy a plane ticket to see my BFF graduate with her graduate degree

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  80. I would use some of it to pay off bills and save some of it for my 2 year anniversary trip!!

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  81. Oh I SO need to win this right now!!! Being a single mama is so hard and money like this goes a long way!

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  82. I would save it. JK I would buy lotsa goodies. New clothes, a dresser to put them in, cute stuff to set on top of the dresser, etc. Also I would buy my BFF a bomb ass wedding present.

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  83. I would be able to pay off my credit cards! That would relieve so much stress!

    <3
    carelessly graceful

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  84. I would use it to finish all the decorating ideas I have and to add to our Disney vacation fund!

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  85. Pay off dental bills. Already spent $1300 since Jan 1st! Craziness!

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  86. Vacation! My husband, son, and I want to rent a cabin at the lake this summer and this would pay for our whole trip and then some.

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  87. I'd spend it on a vacation this summer!

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  88. WAAHOOOOO! Talk about a FAB giveaway girlfriend! I would definitely use mine on a vacation or put it towards my little ol' boutique!

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  89. I would pay off my credit card :)

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  90. I would definately use it towards getting my daughter braces. An investment in her future smile :)

    JennyB

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  91. the money will go towards my student loan! (or if we're being honest here, massive shopping)

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  92. Holy crap! Best giveaway EVER! I'm amazed, and crossing my fingers! I'd use it to be able to take care of my endometriosis. Sad, but true. And bills.

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  93. Wow. if I were to be so lucky. is definitely pay of student loan interest and maybe get a purse..

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  94. With $1,500 I would spoil myself a little (new clothes (okay, yogapants) & a much needed mani/pedi)..I haven't done that since I was pregnant & my daughter is over a year old now! Do some redecorating & stash a little away for some mama/daughter fun time.

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  95. This is just nutty! I can't even imagine winning this much money. I would definitely pay off my darn student loans and put some towards a trip for my parents to repay them for selflessly giving me so much my whole life.

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  96. A birthday party for my pup Hawkeye, and the rest towards student loans!

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  97. Wow!! This is amazing! I would take an anniversary trip with my hubby somewhere warm:)

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  98. I would either put it towards a new computer, car or couch. And maybe something for the hubs!

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  99. Add it to bills or something for the house!

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  100. I would put it towards everything I love: Travel, photography, growing my blog. What an amazing giveaway :)

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  101. I would pay off some bills and go on a weekend getaway maybe :)

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  102. I would FINALLY change my wardrobe. Most of my clothes are from middle school and freshman year... I'm now 24.

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  103. If I were lucky enough to win $1500 I would decorate my new house and put a little bit away for a rainy day!!

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  104. I would help my parents out a bit and put the rest in savings! Towards a car perhaps?....

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  105. Go shopping! I just had my second baby and I am in desperate need of some new clothes to make this mama feel human again!

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  106. Some much needed maternity clothes and new baby gear!

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  107. I would take about $1000 to finally replace my wardrobe and my husband's wardrobe because we've both been wearing the same closet full of clothes since early high school years. I would take the other $500 and buy a ton of stuff to continue my random acts of kindness!

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  108. New furniture for our new house :)

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  109. It would go into my trip to Europe fund!!

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  110. Diapers, wipes, and daycare...I'm going to get really crazy.

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  111. I would splash out on some nice things for the house! And maybe some clothes, I don't get to buy many of them being a student!

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  112. I would use it to fix up somethings around our new home

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  113. Money for the honeymoon and PCS!

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  114. Finland! Me and my big sister are going there next summer so I would definitely put it towards that :)
    And if I had leftovers, a DSLR!

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  115. Easy! A new laptop for school!! (edolbinakrahn@hotmail.com)

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  116. Definitely stock up on college stuff!

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  117. I would buy stuff for the new house we are buying in another few months :)

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  118. I would pay for an over the top princess party for my little girl's 3rd birthday. I think my boyfriend would appreciate that I took financial responsibility over the party-- it usually gets very expensive!

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  119. $1500 would be verrrryyy nice right before vacay!!

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  120. Probably something boring like bills but then my extra money can go to shopping and blogging!!!!

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  121. put it in my daughters college savings account!

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  122. If I won the money, as much I would LOVE to go buy some new clothes, I would take my mother out for supper and do a special valentines day for her. 4 days before Christmas her love was taken from her when he fell over board while lobster fishing. Christmas just wasn't Christmas and life has changed as we knew it. She's an amazingly strong woman and I don't know how she's kept it together. We've always been close but this has made us ever closer. I left my boyfriend short after his death because one of his friends told me how much is bothered him that I would let someone treat me like that and that he had planned to confront my ex. So I left my toxic relationship in honour of my late stepfather figure. Mom and I are both struggling to keep our heads above the water, so as I would put some of the money towards our bills and payments, I would also treat her to night out with flowers and everything that George would have given her. :)

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  123. I would buy a big new comfy couch!

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  124. I'm a newlywed.. Definitely could use this money :) (bshurdy@gmail.com)

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  125. Wow this is one of the best giveaways I have come across!!! With $1500 I would take care of my chihuahua's vet bills (he is due for some shots, antibiotics, and teeth cleaning). With what I had left I would invest in a good camera so that I can teach myself to take my own blog pictures since I current do not have a regular photographer.

    Thanks for the great opportunity!

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  126. Wow baby!! I would use the $1500 to book my honeymoon that's coming up at the end of August!!

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!! :)

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  128. Where do I even begin!!! I'd use it towards re-doing our bathroom.

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  129. Um, how amazing are you girls for putting this giveaway together? Love it!
    So here's what I'd do
    1. Pay off my credit card - yikes!
    2. Buy a nice handbag
    3. Go on a weekend trip with my guy

    Fingers crossed. Toes crossed. Eyes crossed.

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  130. I would treat myself to Rodial Snake Serum (like bOTOX IN A JAR - $168 jar) And a break job for my car, and a health club membership!

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  131. Ah! Such a great giveaway! Um... I'd buy a new kitchen table and go on a great trip. :)

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  132. Here's hoping your haircut tonight was top notch! We've been really budgeted lately, so I would use the money to do something really fun with my kiddos-- zoo, shopping, ice cream 'til we pop. YOu know the drill.

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  133. I would finally get a nice new camera, fix our poor Subaru from when we hit a deer last year, & save the rest for our family vacation this summer. This would be a godsend!

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  134. I would probably "save" it by putting the equivilant amount of money in savings and spending the Visa gift card on necessities like groceries and gas. Is that sad?! :o)

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  135. Honestly, I'd want to blow it shopping. But my closet's too small. Boo. So, I'd probably spend it on a vacay.

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  136. I would fix up a bunch of things in my house.

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  137. I would definitly put it straight to savings towards a trip after college!!

    <3 kelly

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  138. I am a newlywed and I would so love to replace the full size bed we've been sleeping in since college with our 100lb dog! Time for something bigger!! ;)

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  139. I would fix up a bunch of things in my house.

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  140. i think i'd definitely have to go on a vacay with the money!

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  141. lets be honest here...i would totally go shopping for myself. that would be first for sure! then i would probably want to go on a vacay with the hubs :)

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  142. I would take a tropical vacation after all the snow we've gotten in the last few weeks :)

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  143. go shopping and save money for grad school!

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  144. I would pay off bills. Boring, I know. But the stress it would remove would be wonderful!

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  145. I don't know if it's a bad thing or a good thing, but I'd probably use it to pay down student loans!

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  146. Um, I'm very much in dept, so I'd start by paying my parents back!

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  147. First off, what an amazing and generous giveaway. You ladies are so gracious.

    If I were to win this giveaway, I would get some new clothes, a camera, and do some damage at Ulta and Target. As a mom of 4, my needs/wants kind of fall to the wayside! I would also probably buy each of the kids something, because that's what mamas do :)

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  148. I would pay down my student loans, sadly and put some money back in my savings as I had to fix my car.

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  149. One of these days... I'll win one of these. :) (Fingers crossed)

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  150. So many of you gals I already followed so that made for some easy entries! Great giveaway...I would go on a shopping spree!!!

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  151. Bills! And my wardrobe could use a little sprucing!

    Thanks for this giveaway!

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  152. This is such a wonderful opportunity!

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  153. Trip to visit the grandparents - some cooking classes - and new shoes for the family!

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  154. Trip home to see my parents...and maybe a little shopping!

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  155. Holy cow! What a giveaway! I'd do some boring stuff like bills, and also some fun new mommy clothes! Desperate need of a new wardrobe, ugh!

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  157. Oh man! That would cover date nights/dinners out for the year! Would be great to have that in the back pocket to pull out and use when wanting to treat myself :)
    You all are great!

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  158. With 1500 I would take care of the needs/wants of some of my friends and family.

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  159. I'd splurge on a pricey purse first :) Then I'd invest the rest of the money into my (relatively new)blog!

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  160. I'd invest in my blog! Go to a few blog conferences, pay for advertising, etc. And of course, I would do some shopping!

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  161. Such an awesome giveaway..I would use it to help my fam!

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  162. I suppose I would probably have to buy some stuff for projects! :)

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  163. Go shopping! And probably some kind of trip. And honestly, who knows what else!

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  164. I would spend the money on a small family getaway this summer :)

    Goasksunstar@hotmail.com

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  165. I want to go on vacation! Our home repair was more expensive than anticipated and ate up our vacation fund. Please???!

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  166. I would save it and spend it on my trip to Italy in May. I'll be there for a month so I'd hope that would last the whole trip lol.

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  167. I would so use this to put towards my blog! (New camera lens, updated look, giveaways, etc!)

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  168. Heck, I'd like to go on a mini vacay to wine country. And then I'd drink lots of wine!

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  169. I would use it to help pay for my wedding and honeymoon!

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  170. I would use this for school money.. I sure need it ;)

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  171. Ready for the lame answer? I'd put it in savings for when I inevitably have to buy a new car. Wah wah...

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  172. Pay off some debt...and spoil me and my hubby a little bit too :)

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  173. I would put it towards buying things for the house we just went under contract on! :)

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