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If I Had A Million Dollars -- or Just An Extra $100
July 18, 2012 at 12:00 AM

I play the lottery sometimes. When the numbers get they say here in New York, "You have to be in it to win it." And when I do play the numbers, the mind drifts to what I would do with a million dollars - or $25 million or what ever the pay out would be. 

We all have a better chance of hitting a hole in one, becoming president or getting struck by lightening than winning a Mega Millions jackpot, but what about having an extra $100? Much more realistic, right? We can all put away $10 a week for 10 weeks and "win" $100. 

Now, just for kicks, for fun, let's play "What would you do with $100?" Budget and bills and worries and stresses aside, what would you do with this "win'? Here are a few somewhat frivolous things I'd get.

-- New dinner plates. I am a sucker for new everyday dishes. I would have some for each season if I could. Right now, we have basic white dishes we got when we married almost 11 years ago. Ones I am digging: these cool earthy ones at Crate and Barrel or a matte black set from Bed Bath and Beyond.

-- Stock. Just for fun, to see where I goes, I'd buy some shares in stocks for a company I like (and use). Maybe Starbucks that hovers about $51 per share, or Green Mountain Coffee Roasters that make our Keurig, which is about $21 per share -- or Gap (we need to stock up on back-to-school clothes), it hovers at $28 per share...again, for fun...

-- Boots. Mama loves her boots, and I would have a closet full if I could. Though temps are rather hot right now, I'm envisioning fall weather as I look for my chosen footwear. With my $100 winnings, I'd nab these black ones or a cool cognac pair, both from Piperlime.

-- New artwork for Kiddo's room. I would totally redo her room with a variety of prints and quotes like this one (she loves cats) or this inspirational poster. Both under $20 at Etsy -- and there are many more to choose from.

-- New mommy necklace...I don't have one, so maybe I'd get a cool, hip dog-tag-inspired style necklace. Love this stainless steel sleek one, but also dig the more typical stamped kind in sterling silver. With my $100, I could get both!

What would you buy with your winning $100? This is purely for fun, folks, no bill-paying or saving allowed! 



  • goddess99
    July 18, 2012 at 10:46 AM

    I would buy the griddle.

  • lalasmama2007
    July 18, 2012 at 10:50 AM
    I buy my dd school clothes.
  • KaylaMillar
    July 18, 2012 at 10:52 AM
    It would go toward a Bunkbed for the kids
  • Madelaine
    July 18, 2012 at 11:02 AM

    I would get some high end makeup or some shoes.

  • dusky_rose
    July 18, 2012 at 11:16 AM

    I would go clothes shopping and get some new jeans and capris.

  • dusky_rose
    July 18, 2012 at 11:18 AM

    My youngest son needs clothes too.

    Quoting lalasmama2007:

    I buy my dd school clothes.

  • .Angelica.
    July 18, 2012 at 11:20 AM

    sewing machine. lol I just discovered a love of sewing. Or new clothes for the kids, because I love buying them stuff. lol

  • daerca574
    July 18, 2012 at 11:24 AM

     I would go buy a few new tops to wear.

  • aneela
    by aneela
    July 18, 2012 at 11:37 AM

    stock? yeah i will get some of that too :-P

  • Leelee1008
    July 18, 2012 at 11:37 AM

    Pants LOL, I desperatly need clothes that fit. and then I would go to the store, the plan would be buy myself some pants. I would get in that store, see the kids secition and buymy kids stuff, same old thing I do every tiem  have a few extra bucks LOL.

    Or If I "won" this extra $100 around fall I would go to yankee candle and buy some great fall scents.

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