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{Friday Five}

Five Things I Would Do With An Extra $100

1. Buy PJ some huge, ridiculous Thomas the Train toy. Now, to be honest, the really big mamba jambas cost a lot more than $100, but it would take a big chunk out of some big, important train....thing and make PJ a very happy kid!

2. Do this to my hair:

Short Wavy Purple Hairstyle
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LOVE that!!! Yeah, it's purple!! And it's gorgeous! Hair like that needs to be splurged on!

3. Book store shopping spree!!! Is that nerdy? A little bit. But there is nothing I love more than a big stack of brand new books that will make that "crack!" sound when you first open them! 

4. Endless Candy Crush lives. Don't you judge me!!! It's a drug and I'm addicted. I love that crunch sound it makes when you clear a square! 

5. Cheese and Onion enchiladas from Don Pablo's every night for a week! And I wouldn't get tired of it- I could eat those every day of my life! Whenever my sister and I go to Don Pablo's, we always swear we are going to try something different, but we just can't stray from our one true enchilada love!

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this is not a compensated post- just a fun writing prompt inspired by the folks at Dollar Shave Club!


Linking up!!!


Comments

Dawn L said…
Pretty sure I'd do 2, 3 & 5! Without a second thought. I'm not judging on the candy crush addiction, even though I don't play. I know lots of folks who are hooked.
MarlaJan said…
Awwww, lets do matching purple hair when you can!
I freaking love that purple hair. That looks amazing.

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