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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: Coffee and Tea Edition (Contest Closed)

woman in cafe holding up coffee cup

Are you a coffee or tea person? Or both?

Hello! I’m so glad it’s Friday 🙂 It’s been quite a week, but luckily I had some nice warm caffeinated drinks to help me plow through it. So in celebration of all things coffee and tea, let’s talk about… coffee and tea! I live off both of them. This week’s giveaway will be to a place we can all get our coffee and tea on, Starbucks. Answer the questions below for a chance to win a $10 Starbucks.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 – Coffee and Tea Edition

  1. Are you more of a coffee or tea drinker? Or something else?
  2. What do you usually order at a place like Starbucks? (substitute in your favorite coffeeshop or cafe, if you’d like)
  3. How do you take your coffee and/or tea? Cream? Sugar? Black?
  4. Do you need caffeine to get going in the morning? How much?
  5. Take Are You Coffee or Tea? – What do you get? Is it accurate?

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

Friday Five: Cinco de Mayo Edition (Contest Closed)

woman enjoying margarita

Happy Cinco de Mayo weekend! Come celebrate with this week’s Friday Five.

Happy Friday! Or feliz viernes 🙂 This is a fun weekend for anyone who likes good food and music. I’m talking, of course, about Cinco de Mayo! I love this holiday, and people tend to celebrate it in style in my neck of the woods (Austin, TX). So of course, I decided to do a fiesta style Friday Five. And of course, we have to have a giveaway – this week it’s a $10 Amazon.com gift code

The Amazon.com 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 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 – Cinco de Mayo Edition

  1. What part of Mexico would you most like to visit? Or where have you been in Mexico, if applicable?
  2. How much Spanish do you speak?
  3. Are you a fan of Mexican food? What types?
  4. What’s the best way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo? Will you be celebrating this year?
  5. Take What Mexican Food Are You? – What do you get? Is it accurate?

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

Friday Five: Shopping Edition (Contest Closed)

line of shopping carts at Target

What sort of shopping do you like to do?

Happy Friday, everyone! Are you excited for the weekend? I don’t know about you, but I like to catch up on my shopping a bit on the weekends – both online and offline. And I thought that shopping would be a fun subject for this week Friday Five. And I’m giving away a $10 gift code from one of my favorite stores, Target 🙂

The Target 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 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 – Shopping Edition

  1. What are your favorite stores to shop at?
  2. What do you like to shop for?
  3. Where do you prefer to shop? Online? At an indoor mall? An outdoor mall? Downtown?
  4. What’s the best thing you’ve bought in the past year or two?
  5. Take What’s Your Shopping Stereotype? – What do you get? Is it accurate?

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

Friday Five: Pet Edition (Contest Closed)

cute dog hanging out outside

Tell me all about your pets – past, present, and future!

TGIF friends! Hope you’re getting ready for some weekend relaxation. I love to chill with Mr. Blogthings and our very sweet dog every weekend. Now that it’s really warming up, we like to spend some quality time outside together. Thinking about how much I love my dog made me decide to dedicate this Friday Five to pets. I’m giving away a $10 gift code to Amazon 🙂

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 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 – Pet Edition

  1. Do you have any pets? What kinds?
  2. What was your first pet?
  3. Are you allergic to any animals?
  4. If you could have any sort of pet (legal restrictions and cost aside), what would you have?
  5. Take What’s Your Ideal Pet? – What do you get? Is it accurate?

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

Friday Five – Pizza Edition (Contest Closed)

What kind of pizza do you like?

What kind of pizza do you like?

Happy Friday, everyone! Hope everyone had a great week. I had a rather busy week, and whenever that’s true, I like to get some quick takeout food like pizza for dinner. Are you the same way? If you like pizza, you’re going to love today’s Friday Five. I’m giving away a $10 gift code to Papa John’s!

The Papa John’s 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 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 – Pizza Edition

  1. How much do you like pizza?
  2. Where do you usually get your pizza from?
  3. Do you prefer a thin, regular, or pan crust?
  4. What are your standard pizza toppings, if any?
  5. Take What’s Your Pizza Personality? – What do you get? Is it accurate?

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