$100 American Express Gift Card Giveaway!!!




Who needs one hundred dollars?


or maybe I should ask…


Who DOESN’T need one hundred dollars?


I seriously cannot imagine anyone who shouldn’t enter this giveaway. Smile



But before you do, let me tell you about a great little sweepstakes from Apartment Guide!

Have you heard of the “Your Picks. Your Place.” Sweepstakes?



Apartment Guide has partnered with TV host and design expert Kim Myles

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for the second annual Apartment Guide “Your Picks. Your Place.” Sweepstakes.


From now until August 14, visit YourPicksYourPlace.com to vote once per day for your preferred room design showcasing furniture and home décor items selected by featured bloggers.


The site will feature four different room designs every two weeks.

This week, you will have the chance to vote on your favorite Dining Room space.







Can you guess which one I voted for?

By voting, you’ll be entered for a chance to win a $10,000 grand prize or one of eight $250 weekly prizes to go towards your own selections for your home.

You can vote in the sweepstakes once daily now through August 14th, 2012!

While you’re on the site, you can find design and décor tips from Kim Myles, Apartment Guide and featured bloggers to help you design a room that’s uniquely you.


Now for the giveaway! 

Just use Rafflecopter to enter to win a

$100 American Express Gift Card!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


I will announce the winner on August 16, 2012.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Sweepstakes ends @ 9:00 PM on 8/14/12, subject to Entry Periods outlined in Official Rules. Must be a US legal resident of the 50 US or DC and 18 years of age or older. Sweepstakes subject to full Official Rules available at www.yourpicksyourplace.com. Void where prohibited.




Giveaway Disclosure Statement:
Apartment Guide and owner Consumer Source, Inc. partnered with bloggers such as me to help promote their “Your Picks. Your Place. Sweepstakes.”  As part of that program, I received compensation. They believe that consumers and bloggers are free to form their own opinions and share them in their own words. Consumer Source’s policies align with WOMMA Ethics Code, FTC guidelines and social media engagement recommendations. The winner of this giveaway will be randomly chosen and gift card fulfillment will be handled by a third party.

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  1. Melissa says:

    What a fun giveaway! I could use this for so many projects at my house…..maybe I’d pass it on to my son and let him pick out a new paint color and bedding for his bedroom!

  2. I would probably let my wife spend it on paint or fabric for the house. :)

  3. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. says:

    Awesome giveaway! I’m working on my bedroom right now and I really need curtains!

  4. Skittle says:

    I would probably spend it on some vintage stuff for the home.

  5. Jennifer B says:

    I would use it on my “new” office!

  6. Shannon says:

    I would spend it in a new comforter!

  7. I would buy a mirror (from homegoods) for above my fireplace!

  8. Beth A. says:

    I would use it to take my boys to the beach for the day. Probably not the most responsible thing, but something we all need.

  9. Fertilizer for my gardens

  10. Maggie G says:

    Fun giveaway!! My family is moving in two weeks, so I’m sure we would spend it on some project for the new house – probably paint!! Thanks for the chance to win :)

  11. [email protected] says:

    I would buy supplies for DIY projects!

  12. Sonya Morris says:

    Paint my daughter’s room.

  13. I would use to buy some storage and organizational items

  14. We’re getting ready for our first baby so I’d probably spend it on curtains for his nursery!
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  15. I’m FINALLY trying to get my craft room together and cute. So, I would use the $100 for accessories for that room.

  16. Ellen B says:

    I need things for the kitchen

  17. Would start master bath reno.

  18. I desperately need storage/organization pieces in my craft room. That’s what I’d spend the money on!

  19. I would spend my $100 on a headboard or materials for a headboard for my bed :D
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  20. Heather Kalist says:

    I would by new scrubs for work.

  21. I would spend it on a new light fixture in the bathroom. Thanks!
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  22. Kelly Guild says:

    oh, I’d be so excited to win. I’ve always got some project going on… so it would be put to good use somewhere.

  23. Heather says:

    I would use it toward decorating the baby’s nursery!

  24. jennifer scott says:

    I would spend the gift card on grocery shopping

  25. Jennifer says:

    wonderful giveaway! I need to paint a couple rooms!

  26. I would use it to shop for Mary Kay Seminar in Dallas at he end of the month.

  27. Susan P. says:

    I would use it for dorm/apartment stuff for my college freshman daughter.

  28. I would most definitely spend my GC on things for our new home that we should be moving into in just about a month!
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  29. I would use it on new curtains in my LR.

  30. Clothes for Mama!
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  31. patricia caradonna says:

    My bedroom needs a desperate makeover so I would use it to spruce up the bedroom.

  32. I would use it to buy things for my college apartment!

  33. Mellisa says:

    I would use this to help with getting paint for my new place next summer or a few little home decor items I may find. :)

  34. HomeGoods baby….for new lamps for the dining room buffet!

  35. Lynn van Slyke says:

    I would spend $100 on baseboards for the kitchen we have been remodeling inch by inch since 2009. We have baseboards, pantry and the desk left to do =)

  36. My master bedroom re-do :)
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  37. I would spend it at home depot!
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  38. I would spend it on items from thrift stores, Goodwill stores and Michaels, working on my own DIY projects and looking to re-do my master bedroom which is blah

  39. Jessica Williamson says:

    I would use it on items to remodel my laundry room! Thanks for the chance.

  40. I would spend it on our bathroom remodel that is so needed.

  41. Jenny G says:

    My washing machine just broke and we are in an old house so we had to rip out the door and part of the wall to get it back in the bathroom. Yes the washer is in the bathroom so I would love to get busy fixing that and updating the bathroom which needs a total overhaul. Love your blog.

  42. where do I begin…..groceries, or new shoes for my son, or ….so many things!

  43. We’re about to move to an overseas duty station so we’d love to use it to get settled in our new place!

  44. I really want to paint my master bathroom! I would use it on paint, and curtains for the bathroom. Thanks for the chance. :)
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  45. I would use it to buy fabric to recover the windowseat in my bedroom and the ottomon under a mirror in my bedroom. Thanks Traci :)

  46. I would love to win the gift card!!!

  47. Janice Wooten says:

    My son & daughter-in-law just had a new baby boy. I would give to her to complete his room.

  48. I would use it on my spare bedroom that I will be re-decorating in the fall.

  49. Melissa says:

    It’s a toss up. Either I would use it for a new comforter set for the guest room OR vacation spending money. Either way, I would be soooo excited to be your lucky winner =)

  50. I need curtains! :)

  51. Cynthia says:

    What a great giveaway! I would use it to pay bills! (Sad, but true!)

  52. We are in the middle of an adoption. I would use the $100 to further our adoption efforts.

  53. As much as I’d like to say something exciting, in all honesty it would go to groceries. Well, that’s exciting to me anyway! Who knows, maybe I’d buy something that wasn’t on sale. :-)
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  54. UMmmm… Yes, I want to win! thanks for hosting :)

  55. I would by some new clothes.

  56. I would buy patio furniture!
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  57. Jessie C. says:

    I’d put it towards grocery budget.

  58. patricia says:

    I would buy new carpet

  59. I would buy a new desk for my son’s room

  60. Lauren Howard says:

    thanks for such an awesome giveaway! :) i would def take my 5 year old somewhere fun for the day like the aquarium or kings island :)

  61. I would take the whole card and put in on my son’s lunch account at school. That’d keep him set for a while :)


  62. Mary Happymommy says:

    I would buy back to school clothes for the kids. Thanks!

  63. I would spend it on some paint for my bedroom!

  64. I would use it to prepare our new nursery … we’re having twins!!

  65. Paint and Tile for the Kitchen! :)

  66. I’d probably spend it on my daughter’s bedroom makeover!

  67. I would spend it on my bathroom remodel

  68. I’d decorate my son’s room.

  69. I would spend on new living room furniture.

  70. Kimberly Schotz says:
  71. Jerri C. TN says:

    I voted yesterday. I bet we picked the same one. :) I would use my $100 to complete my laundry room & office cabinet painting escapade…..lots of work.

  72. Kelly D says:

    I would buy a new bedding set for my son.

  73. I’d loooove to spend my AmEx gift card to get some inventory in my new Mary Kay business!!
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  74. Oh how I could spend this little chunk o’ change ;)
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  75. Oh how I could use that $100 right now! Thanks for the chance :)
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  76. I have my eyes on some bathroom faucets.

  77. I would use it for a new double stroller! I really want a BOB

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  78. carol jane says:

    I need a new microwave oven.

  79. Teh Doll says:

    My daughter she needs a dress for graduation.

  80. Vanessa says:

    I would spend it on my mom! Her birthday is coming up in August! :) She deserves a little extra treat!

  81. Thanks for the chance to win this great giveaway! If I won, I’d put the money towards a fun new rug. My Persion-style rugs are classic, but I’m ready for something with some cha-cha-cha!

  82. Kirsten says:

    My family just moved into a new home and I would spend it at Lowes or Target getting so many things we need!

  83. Amy ODonell says:

    What a great giveaway! We are finishing the basement from scratch. Every little bit helps.

  84. I would use it at my favorite restaurant – Rosita’s!
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  85. I am torn between getting the mini chandelier to finish off my sewing studio or updating my laundry area into an “awwww” space of cleanliness. It’s in my garage but I want to make my laundry area sparkle and beg me to visit, as I love doing laundry.

  86. MelodyJ says:

    An office chair.


  87. Elise Kacal says:

    I would buy something fun…like groceries.

  88. The Clines says:

    I would use it for a dinner out on our upcoming vacation!

  89. Carol Adams says:

    Would probably use it to buy paint! Thanks!

  90. I would redecorate my teenage daughter room.

  91. rachel travis says:

    shoes :D

  92. Kevin E says:

    I would buy paint and a new light fixture for our bathroom!

  93. Jennifer says:

    I’d use it to organize my kitchen more.

  94. How fun is that! I could use it for almost every room in my house. Probably a rocking chair for my porch that I will have to find a great yardsale. Thanks

  95. Shirley says:

    I would use it to start buying the wood for planking my daughters bedroom walls. Two walls & a big dormer have 13 year old wallpaper on them. I am covering those walls with wood planks & the other walls will get fresh paint. Thanks for the chance for a great giveaway!

  96. I’d use it to help jumpstart my laundry room reno.

  97. I would most likely use it to purchase stuff for my sewing studio!!!

  98. Laura J says:

    I’d get stuff for the nursery we’re planning

  99. I’d spend it on shoes and groceries.
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  100. I’d spend the money on supplies for my pet.

  101. Our mudroom we’re remodeling!!!

  102. I would use it for the road trip

  103. I would probably use the $100 to decorate my house some more

  104. brittany k says:

    I would use it on a new wardrobe!

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  105. I could use this for so many things! :)

  106. Curtains!

  107. Chrissy R. says:

    A new comforter for our bedroom! :)

  108. I would put it toward a nice little weekend getaway!

  109. Melanie Stanfield says:

    I’d use it to help decorate my daughters’ rooms!

  110. Vanessa Coker says:

    I’d use it for groceries and gas.

  111. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    i would spend it on new bedding

  112. Groceries.

  113. I’d use the funds for gardening materials to grow vegetables.

  114. Stefanie G says:

    I’d spend it on beach supplies!!

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  115. Kelly Palmer says:

    I would use it on crafting supplies :)

  116. Louise in NE OK says:

    I would use it for paint…..time to change things out!!!

  117. New draperies!! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  118. Sally P says:

    Would love to have an extra $100 to spend getting my daughter ready for college this fall :)

  119. I would probably put it toward a new vanity light for our master bathroom.
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  120. What a fantastic idea.. I love the room designs! I’d use it toward college dorm necessities.

  121. I would use it to re-do my master bedroom. It needs and update.
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  122. I’d probably spend it on fun kitchen stuff… or I might just go on a spree at Michael’s ;)
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  123. Monica Young says:

    I’d get my daughter the Leapster leappad she so desperately wants

  124. I’d use it on school clothes for my boys.
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  125. We just moved into our first home – so I would use this on a new rug for the master bedroom!

  126. Sheila Vives says:

    I would spend it on school clothes for my son

  127. nataly carbonell says:

    Some face moisturizer and other beauty products :) thanks

  128. groceries

  129. Tiffany Winner says:

    i’d be boring and use it for groceries

  130. Love this giveaway! I need to spruce up my garden, so this would be helpful!

  131. Snow cones – lots and lots of snow cones! :) And maybe something a little more practical, like a new pair of shoes.

  132. Gina M (crave to save) says:

    I would buy new sets of towels for my bathrooms. Thanks for the chance to win!
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  133. I would put it towards school supplies for the kids!

  134. Elisabeth says:

    I would probably spend it on bills… not very exciting, sorry!

  135. I would spend it on some fabric for a duvet I have been wanting to make!

  136. groceries and gas

  137. My beau needs new clothes!

  138. Kim Henrichs says:

    I need clothes desperately!

  139. I love giveaways!! I really need some help with my office makeover.

  140. this will help paint my son’s bedroom

  141. LAMusing says:

    I’d use it for a new toaster :)

  142. i would spend it on clothes! Thanks for a super giveaway!

  143. Claire Huckfeldt says:

    Thank you for hosting this nice sweepstakes — I really like American Express, they have been good to me!

  144. Isabella Jacobi says:

    I would use it to donate toys and such to the Friends of Felines Rescue Center because they really deserve it for all the hard work they’ve done. :)

  145. Oh goodness! I would use the $100 for groceries, probably. My husband is laid off right now.

  146. I would use the gift card to finish up some decor projects at our house!

  147. Rebecca Shockley says:

    Most likely school clothes

  148. I would use it to get some books for my son for his homeschooling.

  149. I would use it for gas for an upcoming road trip

  150. Michelle S says:


  151. mary claire says:

    Thanks for the chance to win! I would use it for fabric or accessories! Definitely!

  152. I would spend it on new things for the new house we are moving to soon! Thanks kmassmanATgmailDOTcom! :-)

  153. Carli Nelson says:

    How awesome is this! I would love to spend the money on some things for my baby girls room (due October 8th)!

  154. Nicole Vosburgh says:

    I would use the $100 as spending money for when we go to California at the end of August.

  155. Jennifer Marie says:

    I would buy my kids some new fall clothes

  156. Jennifer Brees says:

    What a great giveaway!

  157. I would use it to buy some paint to update my kitchen cabinets!

  158. Laura Jacobson says:

    I have been saving for a new front door for my home. I would use it towards that!

  159. I would use it for a new light fixture for my kitchen!!!
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  160. I would use to to get the comforter I have my eye on for my master bedroom…it’s the perfect amount! :)
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  161. Honestly not sure…I might spend it on my new granddaughter due Dec. 3! :0)

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