Tuesday, June 10, 2014

$50 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway...Par-tay!

O-M-G, y'all!
I know it's a big NO-NO to post twice
in one day, but I have to because...
I reached FIVE HUNDRED followers on Bloglovin'...5-0-0 and...
to top that off...I now have 700 Pinterest followers!
Can you hear me woohooin' from your house?
I'm in SHOCK...my followers ROCK!
(I didn't plan on a rhyme)
To celebrate, I'm havin' a lil' giveaway with a
FIFTY DOLLAR Amazon Gift Card!!!
Did you read that?  
Read it again!
$50


I want YOU...one of my lucky readers to have this!
Fill out the Rafflecopter below to enter to win.
This ends on June 17th. 


Now I think I'm actually motivated to go pack my suitcase!
Happy Tuesday...again, friends!

75 comments :

  1. Alison! 500 Followers! That is awesome, girl! I'm still tryin' to reach, like 200! Have a safe trip to CA, and take care of your daddy.
    Brooke

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  2. I'm not from the US, but my sister has lived in Oregon for the past 4 years. I've only been to the Pacific west coast states, but loved it all. Tuolume meadows, and sequoia national parks were up there too!!
    Erin
    Learning to be awesome

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    1. Oregon is bea-u-ti-ful! I haven't been there in years, but I can still picture it in my head! :)

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  3. I love Holmes County, Ohio! I think where I live is paradise, but if I had to pick a 2nd runner up it'd be Holmes County. We love to ride around looking at farms, horses, and shopping for antiques! Congrats on the milestones!
    Courtney

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  4. I absolutely love Mount Rushmore. My daughter & I went to South Dakota to visit Laura Ingalls Wilder's homesteads. While there we travelled across the state to see the sights.

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    1. I bet that was AWESOME! I am certain I would enjoy that!

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  5. I was married to a military man so I was lucky enough to live all over the USA. My favorite place (besides good ole' FL) was New Mexico. There's something about the sunset over the mountains... I miss the mountains. I also miss no humidity and 360 days of sunny skies with no rain. :) Great place to visit if you have the time. The balloons in October are Fabulous!

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    1. I could totally get down with no humidity and rain, Kari! That would be glorious!

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  6. Eeeeeeekkkkkk!!!! Congratulations! I'm so excited for you and proud to call you my bloggy bud!

    My favorite place I traveled in the U.S. was New York City....I loved the hustle and bustle, I'm a theater nut and ended up seeing 7 shows in the 5 days I was there!
    XOXO
    Erin
    Short and Sassy Teacher

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  7. WAAAA HOOOO!!!! So happy for you!! 500 is amaze-balls!! I'm doing the happy dance for you! And drinking my water while I do it! Haha! NYC is my all time favorite place!! I can't just name one thing to do because there is so much to do! American Museum of Natural History was very cool!
    Love ya!!
    Rachel
    A Tall Drink of Water

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  8. I'm a military brat...so I have lived all over the eastern U.S. I have loved bits and pieces of everywhere I've lived. The leaves changing colors in Maine is beautiful. Montgomery Zoo is wonderful. But my all time favorite place to visit has always been, and will always be, Disney World in Orlando. Something about it is just magical.

    Ryan
    thedisneyfiedteacher.blogspot.com

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    1. I have been to Maine many, many summers, but never been when the leaves were changing. Bar Harbor is one of my most favorite places. I haven't been to Disney since I graduated from high school. I can only imagine the changes they've made.

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  9. Congratulations! My favorite vacation was definitely Hawaii. I went there for a wedding and stayed for a week. One of the highlights was snorkeling at Hanauma Bay. It was my first time doing it, and the bar was set high!

    I saw your comment on Jennifer's blog about the book, The Julian Chapter. It is now in my Amazon cart. Thank you!

    Mary
    Fit to be Fourth

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  10. Congratulations on your huge milestones! Wow! I'm proud of you. And surprised at some of the things I wasn't following, by the way. I'm a bad bestie! Don't worry... all fixed now.

    My favorite vacation in the US was probably Destin. You've heard all about this already, so I won't bore you with the details, but boy, do I wish I could be at the beach every day!

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  11. Congratulations!
    My favorite vacation spot in the U.S. is the mountains of West Virginia. Since my father-in-law lives there, I visit often. While there I just enjoy the vista, the clean, fresh smelling air, and relax.
    chief9937@Yahoo.com

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    1. I don't think I've ever stopped in West Virginia to enjoy it. I know I've driven through many times on the way to Maine. I may need to remedy this!

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  12. Congratulations, Alison! 500 followers is amazing!!! My favorite vacation spot in the U.S. is probably the Grand Canyon. It was on my bucket list to the bottom and back to the top, so when I did it, it was such an accomplishment! Plus, it's beautiful!

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  13. 500 is so awesome, you really rock! Best vacation ever was to Hawaii, close behind that would be San Francisco and our drives along the coast and to the redwood forest. Oh, the smells! While in Hawaii we had a blast in Honolulu, laid in the water for hours on the beach, it was magical! Have a wonderful trip home! Xoxo

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    1. I do want to go to Hawaii one day. Driving on the coast in CA is wonderful. If people go to San Fran, they definitely need to go across the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito and then up to Muir Woods to check out the redwoods.

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  14. I have been to so many great places - it is hard to choose just one. I really loved walking across the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City! Congrats on 500 followers! I can't even imagine!
    -Lisa
    Grade 4 Buzz

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  15. Congrats and what a great price! Last March we went to the island of Kauai in Hawaii and went zip lining!

    Jessica
    Literacy Spark

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  16. Two years ago I flew across the country to San Francisco to meet a blog friend! I had the best vacation! ThePaperPumpkin@aol.com

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  17. South Dakota and we went to Mount Rushmore and gambling in Deadwood

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  18. Congrats Alison on this huge accomplishment! That is so excited and well warranted! I haven't been to many places in the US, but I truly love it where I live... the Twin Cities area has so many options- Mall of America, Target Field, Lake Calhoun, so many excellent restaurants... love it! Although, if I'm going to follow the rules, I would have to say the Grand Canyon in Arizona... it's pretty breath-taking.

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  19. Yellowstone National Park is a place you MUST visit! Mountains, waterfalls, animals and lot of other fun things to see!

    cindy
    ccfirstteacher@gmail.com

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  20. Disney World has been my favorite place to visit. I can't wait to take my kids there. I am a child at heart.

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    1. I haven't been to Disney since I graduated high school....which was a loooong time ago. I need to go back there!

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  21. My favorite place to visit was Washington D.C. We went into all of the museums, Mount Vernon, and Arlington. I absolutely loved it!

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    1. Washington D.C. would definitely be a neat trip!

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  22. I remember having a great time in Hawaii!

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  23. The best place I went to was Disney World years ago. It was a fantastic experience.

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  24. DISNEYWORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I loved it. We took the family and played like little kids. It was so much fun and the look on the kids' faces was priceless! It's a great memory for my life.

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    1. Thanks for the chance to win and happy packing! I'm always horrified I will forget something important. Enjoy!

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    2. Thanks, Deb! I finished packing, but a main water pipe broke down the road from my house, so I had to rush to someone else's house to shower....and now my flight is delayed. Lots of obstacles, but I'm trying to staying positive. :)

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  25. Besides Disney (which totally ranks up there as I am a HUGE Disney fan), I would say visit the Painted Desert and Petrified forest in Arizona. And while you're there, go to the Grand Canyon. There is something so powerful about the age of those rocks and the beauty that has lasted all these many, many years that it is both mesmerizing and inspiring!

    -Lisa
    Mrs. Spangler in the Middle

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  26. Congrats on the milestone!!! My favourite place I have visited in the U.S.A. is ....New York City. I would have said Florida out of loyalty to you only I was only 4 years old the last time I was there and I got sick - but my next visit to your fine state will be amazing : )

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  27. I have been to many places but one of my favorite was NYC. My sister and I did everything tourist wise in two days!!! It was amazing!! THe best part was going to the statue!

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    1. I enjoy going to NYC too. I haven't been in a really long time. I think it's time for another trip!

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  28. Congratulations! My favorite place to visit was Colorado and the beautiful mountains.

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    1. I've never been to Colorado either, but would love to go there one day!

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  29. Congrats!!
    The Oregon Coast! I used to go every summer for a week. We'd camp out and go up and down the coast visiting different places. I wish it was a little warmer but once your body is numb the water isn't so bad. :)
    Steph
    Simple Insights

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    1. Oregon IS beautiful! We once started at the bottom of California and went all the way up to Washington. It was a great trip.

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  30. i traveled to the grand canyon once. it was so beautiful!!

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  31. Niagra Falls. The power and beauty of the falls always amazes me.

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  32. I haven't been many places in the US but I would say, New Orleans was interesting; i was on a business trip with my husband, he took me with him.

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    1. New Orleans is on my absolute favorite places to go. You just can't beat the food or atmosphere. Always a great time!

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  33. I would have to say visiting from Washington State to California was a lot of fun. I got to see Los Angelas, San Deigo and Hollywood. It was a lot of fun.

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    1. I went on a trip from San Diego all the way up to Seattle. It was GORGEOUS all the way up the coast!

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  34. The best place was California, we drove from San Diego to San Francisco and saw a beautiful coastline and many fun places

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    1. That is a beautiful drive. I have done all the way from San Diego up to Seattle...driving. So PRETTY!

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  35. The best place I traveled to was the Grand Canyon. My family and I rode mules through the Grand Canyon and it was an amazing experience!

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    1. Oh and I forgot I love to visit Gulf Shores, Alabama. I love to just sit on the beach and listen to the waves crash in! :)

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    2. I haven't ever been to Gulf Shores and I only live about three hours from there!

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  37. I loved going to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to see all the historic sites and waterfalls.

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    1. I've never been to Michigan! I've pretty much stayed on the far East or far west side of the United States.

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  38. I loved Hawaii! But I was 8 when I last went. So I think I should try to make it back!
    ~Heather
    The Meek Moose

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  39. The best place I've traveled in the U.S. is Disneyworld!! I have been there twice. The first time, my dad was on a business trip there and had meetings all week, so my sister and I got to spend almost the whole time on our own (as teenagers). It was a great bonding experience! The second time, I went with my high school marching band and got to have fun with my friends. We also performed on stage at the Hard Rock. I LOVE DISNEYWORLD!!!

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    1. I haven't been to Disney World since my high school Grad Nite there. We had so much fun!

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  40. Congratulations on the big 500!! Love North Carolina. I stayed at a timeshare nearby the Great Smokey Mountains.

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    1. I used to go to summer camp/Leaders School in North Carolina...beautiful!

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  41. So far my favorite place to visit in the U.S. was Key West! Steven and I went for our 3 year anniversary and have been dying to get back ever since! Seriously, I would move there in a heartbeat if he found a job down there!

    Don't Let The Teacher Stay Up Late

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  42. White mountains in NH, loved the water basins to swim in!

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  43. Destin, FL was my favorite place to travel to. The beaches were beautiful and there was lots of fun shopping and great places to eat

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  44. Miami,FL -I just love beaches and the weather was amazing

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    1. I grew up about an hour and thirty minutes from Miami...LOVE it there!

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  45. My boyfriend lives in Chicago and I love visiting him! :)

    Breanne

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    1. I've only ever been to the airport in Chicago, but I have some special friends that live there now that I should go see!

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  46. I like going to Disney world and going on all the rides..

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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