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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 big...as 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! 

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Replies

  • tayanddyl
    July 18, 2012 at 10:48 PM
    Get a massage and a mani/pedi
  • elizabooks
    July 19, 2012 at 12:14 AM

    If I could splurge I would buy a row of stones from The Fabric Dragon www.etsy.com/people/fabricdragon?ref=ls_profile#

    or a nice gorget or two from The Vault of Valhalla www.vault-of-valhalla.com

  • momto3isme
    July 19, 2012 at 8:16 AM
    I would buy some shorts.
  • momto3isme
    July 19, 2012 at 8:21 AM
    Quoting MamaBear2cubs:

    I know it's early but Christmas gifts lol.



    It's never to early lol. I buy year round.
  • momto3isme
    July 19, 2012 at 8:23 AM
    Quoting xxMocahFrappxx:

    No bill paying or saving? I'd buy low priced stock and invest it; watch it grow!!! :0)



    Good idea!
  • IncognitoOne
    July 19, 2012 at 8:25 AM

    I'd put it away to help buy Christmas presents. 

  • momto3isme
    July 19, 2012 at 8:26 AM
    Quoting jbyrd898:

    umm. let's see. I would use it towards my son's bday party.




    Birthday parties get expensive
  • momto3isme
    July 19, 2012 at 8:40 AM
    Quoting daerca574:

     I would go buy a few new tops to wear.




    I need some new ones to.
  • momto3isme
    July 19, 2012 at 8:41 AM
    Quoting IncognitoOne:

    I'd put it away to help buy Christmas presents. 




    That's what's I should do with it.
  • momto3isme
    July 19, 2012 at 8:42 AM
    Quoting tayanddyl:

    Get a massage and a mani/pedi



    Good idea!
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