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Friday Five – Family History Edition (Contest Closed)

old fashioned family tree from the 1620s

What’s your family tree like? Enter to win a $25 Amazon gift code!

TGIF everyone! It just so happens that today is Family History Day, and I thought it would be a fun subject to discuss. Genealogy and family history is a passion of mine, and I love hearing about other people’s family histories. Answer below for the chance to win this week’s prize… a $25 Amazon gift code. (Yes, I’m bumping it up to $25 this week. I am so excited to be able to do this!)

Just answer the questions below for a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift code courtesy of Swagbucks. I don’t think I have to tell you the drill with Amazon… you can buy basically anything on there 🙂

All you have to do to enter is comment below and answer the Friday Five. I will run a random number generator on Monday morning and pick the winner that way. I will comment on the thread to the person who won, so you can check back to see who won that way. If you miss it, I will announce the winner in the comments and next week in the P.S.

So, here are the Friday Five questions for this week. Simply answer below in a comment to enter :-)

Friday Five – Family History Edition

  1. How have you learned about your family history? Do you find it an interesting subject?
  2. Do you have a family tree? Have you worked on completing it?
  3. Is your family from the country you live in currently? Or did they immigrate from somewhere else? Where? How recently?
  4. Are you related to someone famous? How closely related? (Feel free to either mention the person or not depending on how discreet you need to be.)
  5. Take What Country Are You? – What do you get? Is it accurate? Is this country a part of your family’s history?

P.S. Congratulations to last week’s Friday Five winner, Heather. :-)

P.P.S. This went out a little early! Oh well. More time for the Friday Five.

Friday Five: Getting Ready Edition (Contest Closed)

What's your routine for getting ready to go out? Answer to enter to win a Sephora gift card!

What’s your routine for getting ready to go out? Answer to enter to win a Sephora gift card!

Happy Friday! I’m looking forward to the weekend, where I can be a little lazier. I don’t have to rush as much in the morning to get ready.  Speaking of getting ready, I thought it would be a fun topic for this week’s Friday Five. The giveaway is an Sephora gift code 🙂

Just answer the questions below for a chance to win a $10 Sephora gift code courtesy of Swagbucks. I thought this could go toward a fun treat for your morning routine, and no worries to the guys, they have a whole Men’s section! You can redeem it at Sephora stores, online, or even at some JC Penney’s locations.

All you have to do to enter is comment below and answer the Friday Five. I will run a random number generator on Monday morning and pick the winner that way. I will comment on the thread to the person who won, so you can check back to see who won that way. If you miss it, I will announce the winner in the comments and next week in the P.S.

So, here are the Friday Five questions for this week. Simply answer below in a comment to enter :-)

Friday Five – Getting Ready Edition

  1. How long does it take to get ready in the morning? What are the important parts of your routine?
  2. What do you do differently if you’re getting ready to go out at night?
  3. As you’ve gotten older, has it taken more or less time to get ready in the morning? How come?
  4. If you’re feeling lazy, sick, or hungover, what’s the minimum you do to make yourself presentable?
  5. Take What Part of the Morning Are You? – What do you get? Is it accurate?

P.S. Congratulations to last week’s Friday Five winner, Vani. :-)

Friday Five: Music Edition (Contest Closed)

Girl lying in the grass listening to music

What sort of music do you love?

Hello! I’m so glad it’s Friday. I have had music on the mind a bit more than usual this week, as Mr. Blogthings bought us a few new albums. I love writing quizzes to music! Anyway, I thought we should do a music themed Friday Five. This week’s giveaway is an Amazon.com gift code 🙂 Answer the questions below for a chance to win a $10 Amazon.com gift code courtesy of Swagbucks.

All you have to do to enter is comment below and answer the Friday Five. I will run a random number generator on Monday morning and pick the winner that way. I will comment on the thread to the person who won, so you can check back to see who won that way. If you miss it, I will announce the winner in the comments and next week in the P.S.

So, here are the Friday Five questions for this week. Simply answer below in a comment to enter :-)

Friday Five – Music Edition

  1. What sort of music do you like? You can answer specific artists, genres, time periods, and / or moods?
  2. What artist were you first a fan of as a young person? This could be the first album or poster you bought or the first concert you attended. Or something else 🙂
  3. What is your preferred way of listening to music? With headphones? On a speaker? In the car? Or what format? CD? LP? Digital?
  4. What’s your favorite music memory? This can be anything from a great concert to just hearing a song at a particular moment.
  5. Take What Does Your Taste in Music Say About You? – What do you get? Is it accurate?

P.S. Congratulations to last week’s Friday Five winner, Heather. :-)

Friday Five: Weekend Edition (Contest Closed)

weekend tray of breakfast in bed

What is your ideal weekend like?

Happy weekend everyone 🙂 And some of you in the United States, happy long weekend! It’s not a long weekend for me, as I prefer to keep my regular work schedule – but I still feel like celebrating. So all of this week’s questions will be weekend related. For the giveaway, I have a $10 e-gift card that can be used at the Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Athleta, or Piperlime. Needless to say, it’s the perfect little prize for some weekend shopping 😉 This one is courtesy of Recyclebank, a fun site I love that gives you gift cards and high value grocery coupons for playing green themed games.

All you have to do to enter is comment below and answer the Friday Five. I will run a random number generator on Monday morning and pick the winner that way. I will comment on the thread to the person who won, so you can check back to see who won that way. If you miss it, I will announce the winner in the comments and next week in the P.S.

So, here are the Friday Five questions for this week. Simply answer below in a comment to enter :-)

Friday Five – Weekend Edition

  1. What is your favorite weekend activity?
  2. Where do you like to go for a quick weekend trip?
  3. What sort of vibe does your ideal weekend have? Fun? Social? Relaxing? Productive? Something else?
  4. What are your plans for this weekend?
  5. Take What Hobby Are You? – What do you get? Is it accurate?

P.S. Congratulations to last week’s Friday Five winner, Rachel. :-)

Friday Five: School Days Edition (Contest Closed)

girl standing by blackboard

What was elementary school like for you?

Happy Friday everyone! I don’t know why, but I have been flooded with memories from elementary school lately. It was a long time ago, but I still can remember walking in to school in the morning – and what it felt like to eat in the cafeteria. I thought it would be fun to discuss our elementary school / primary school memories for this week’s Friday Five (feel free to improvise if you were homeschooled). This week’s giveaway will be to the ever popular Amazon.com 🙂 Answer the questions below for a chance to win a $10 Amazon.com gift code courtesy of Swagbucks.

All you have to do to enter is comment below and answer the Friday Five. I will run a random number generator on Monday morning and pick the winner that way. I will comment on the thread to the person who won, so you can check back to see who won that way. If you miss it, I will announce the winner in the comments and next week in the P.S.

So, here are the Friday Five questions for this week. Simply answer below in a comment to enter :-)

Friday Five – School Days Edition

  1. What sort of elementary school did you go to? Public? Private? Parochial? Home School?
  2. What was your favorite subject in elementary school?
  3. What did you do during recess?
  4. Did you have a favorite grade or teacher? Which one?
  5. Take What Elementary School Subject Are You? – What do you get? Is it accurate?

P.S. Congratulations to last week’s Friday Five winner, Heather. :-)

Friday Five: Internet Edition

woman in bathrobe using a laptop

How do you use the internet? Comment below to enter to win a $10 iTunes gift code.

Happy Friday, everyone. I thought it would be interesting to have a Friday based on something we all know and use – the Internet. As usual, I have a Friday Five giveaway. This week I’m giving away a free $10 gift code to iTunes to a lucky random winner.

The iTunes gift code is courtesy of Swagbucks.  If you want more free git cards, consider joining SwagbucksSwagbucks is an entertaining and easy place to earn free gift cards that I am obsessed with. If you love free gift cards, I highly recommend checking them out if you live in Australia, Canada, Ireland, UK, or the US. I earn gift cards to give away by watching music videos while I write quizzes :-)

All you have to do to enter is comment below and answer the Friday Five. I will run a random number generator on Monday morning and pick the winners that way. I will comment on the thread to the people who won, so you can check back to see who won that way. If you miss it, I will announce the winner on Facebook and also next week in the P.S.

So, here are the Friday Five questions for this week. Simply answer below in a comment to enter :-)

Friday Five – Internet edition

  1. When did you start using the internet regularly? (Either year or age is fine.)
  2. Where do you usually use the internet? (Home office? Bedroom? School? Cafe?)
  3. What’s the longest you can go without being online before you miss it?
  4. What’s the one thing you would change about the Internet to make it better?
  5. Take What Internet Slang Are You?– What do you get? Is it accurate?

P.S. Congratulations to last week’s Friday Five winner, Josh :-)

Friday Five: Education Edition

Comment about your school days for the chance to win a $10 Amazon gift code

Comment about your school days for the chance to win a $10 Amazon gift code

Happy Friday, y’all. I thought it would be fun to make a Friday Five based on education. You all seem like an educated bunch, and I think it would be fun to learn about your backgrounds. As usual, I have a Friday Five giveaway. This week I’m giving away a free $10 gift code to Amazon to a lucky random winner.

The Amazon gift code is courtesy of Swagbucks.  If you want more free git cards, consider joining SwagbucksSwagbucks is an entertaining and easy place to earn free gift cards that I am obsessed with. If you love free gift cards, I highly recommend checking them out if you live in Australia, Canada, Ireland, UK, or the US. I earn gift cards to give away by watching music videos while I write quizzes :-)

All you have to do to enter is comment below and answer the Friday Five. I will run a random number generator on Monday morning and pick the winners that way. I will comment on the thread to the people who won, so you can check back to see who won that way. If you miss it, I will announce the winner on Facebook and also next week in the P.S.

So, here are the Friday Five questions for this week. Simply answer below in a comment to enter :-)

Friday Five – Education edition

  1. What’s the highest level of education you’ve attained?
  2. Would you like to get more education? Why or why not?
  3. What was your favorite subject in school?
  4. What was your least favorite subject?
  5. Take What Should You Major In?–  – What do you get? Is it accurate?

P.S. Congratulations to last week’s Friday Five winner, Shanna C.:-)

Friday Five: City vs Suburbs vs Country Edition

city block with rowhouses

Are you a city, country, or suburbs type?

Happy Friday, y’all! This Friday Five is all about where we live – country, city, or suburbs. I’m always curious to know where everyone lives and what kind of lifestyle they prefer. And of course, it wouldn’t be a Friday Five without a giveaway. This week I’m giving away a free $10 gift code to Amazon to a lucky random winner.

The Amazon gift code is courtesy of Swagbucks.  If you want more free git cards, consider joining SwagbucksSwagbucks is an entertaining and easy place to earn free gift cards that I am obsessed with. If you love free gift cards, I highly recommend checking them out if you live in Australia, Canada, Ireland, UK, or the US. I earn gift cards to give away by watching music videos while I write quizzes :-)

All you have to do to enter is comment below and answer the Friday Five. I will run a random number generator on Monday morning and pick the winners that way. I will comment on the thread to the people who won, so you can check back to see who won that way. If you miss it, I will announce the winner on Facebook and also next week in the P.S.

So, here are the Friday Five questions for this week. Simply answer below in a comment to enter :-)

Friday Five – City vs Suburbs vs Country Edition

  1. Do you live in the city, the suburbs, or the country?
  2. What do you like about where you live?
  3. If you could live anywhere, where would you choose?
  4. What do you have to have wherever you live?
  5. Take Where Should You Live? – What do you get? Is it accurate?

P.S. Congratulations to last week’s Friday Five winner, Kathy :-)

Friday Five: Quick Meals Edition

Picture of a 12 inch veggie Subway sub

What do you eat on the go? Answer to enter to win free food from Subway’s and Amy’s!

Happy Friday, y’all! This Friday Five is all about quick eats – because we’re all busy people. I’m excited to have two prizes to give away to a lucky winner this week, and they’re both things I rely on when I need to get fed fast. I’m giving away a free $10 gift card to Subway as well as one free Amy’s Frozen meal (they were nice enough to send me a coupon when I told them about this blog!). Have a couple meals on me if you win this one 🙂

The Subway gift code is courtesy of Swagbucks, and I have to admit that Mr. Blogthings and I live at this place when we’re working hard. (Love to get a veggie sub on honey oat with avocado!) If you want more free git cards, consider joining SwagbucksSwagbucks is an entertaining and easy place to earn free gift cards that I am obsessed with. If you love free gift cards, I highly recommend checking them out if you live in Australia, Canada, Ireland, UK, or the US. I earn gift cards to give away by watching music videos while I write quizzes :-)

All you have to do to enter is comment below and answer the Friday Five. I will run a random number generator on Monday morning and pick the winners that way. I will comment on the thread to the people who won, so you can check back to see who won that way. If you miss it, I will announce the winner on Facebook and also next week in the P.S.

So, here are the Friday Five questions for this week. Simply answer below in a comment to enter :-)

Friday Five – Quick Meals Edition

  1. What’s an easy quick breakfast you like?
  2. What’s your standard quick lunch?
  3. What do you eat when you’re not up for cooking dinner?
  4. What’s your favorite snack on the go?
  5. What Kind of Fast Food Are You? Take the quiz and share your result. Is it true? Do you indulge in this type of fast food?

P.S. Congratulations to last week’s Friday Five winner, Aly :-)

Friday Five: Home Sweet Home Edition

Answer below to win a free Glade Expressions kit and a $10 Amazon gift card

Happy Friday, y’all! I’m excited to have two prizes to give away to a lucky winner this week – a free Glade Expressions starter kit and refill (I got it from BzzAgent), and an Amazon $10 gift certificate – which you can spend on anything, including more nice smelling Glade stuff for your home if you wish. I’m excited about this giveaway since I love scents for my home, and the Glade ones are some of my favorites. I’ve tried this new Expressions line, and I like it – the scents are unique and non-overwhelming.

The Amazon gift code is courtesy of Swagbucks, and I know it’s an old favorite for a Friday Five prize. If you want more free git cards, consider joining SwagbucksSwagbucks is an entertaining and easy place to earn free gift cards that I am obsessed with. If you love free gift cards, I highly recommend checking them out if you live in Australia, Canada, Ireland, UK, or the US. I earn gift cards to give away by watching music videos while I write quizzes 🙂

All you have to do to enter is comment below and answer the Friday Five. I will run a random number generator on Monday morning and pick the winners that way. I will comment on the thread to the people who won, so you can check back to see who won that way. If you miss it, I will announce the winner on Facebook and also next week in the P.S.

So, here are the Friday Five questions for this week. Simply answer below in a comment to enter :-)

Friday Five – Home Sweet Home Edition

  1. What’s the coziest thing about your home?
  2. What room is your personal sanctuary?
  3. What do you do to make your home smell nice?
  4. Which of the Glade Expressions scents I’m giving away would you most like for your home? Cotton & Italian Mandarin, Fuji Apple & Cardamom Spice, Lavender & Juniper Berry, or Pineapple & Mangosteen?
  5. What Does Your Home Say About You? Take the quiz and share your result. Is it true?

P.S. Congratulations to last week’s Friday Five winner, Dejla :-)