Friday Five

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Registered: 10-23-2001
Friday Five
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Fri, 03-08-2013 - 10:01am

1.  What did you last eat

2.  What is for dinner tonight

3.  What is the most expensive piece(s) of furniture you own and how long have you had it

4.  What is your clothing style

5.  What are your weekend plans

 

*Don't forget to change your clocks ahead this weekend*

 

 


 


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Registered: 03-07-2013
Mon, 03-11-2013 - 11:25am

I have heard people doing that too Jam, putting the money toward a charity.

I don't get the "don't bring anything" to a party though. I went to a 60th anniversary one time and they requested no gifts. I couldn't come empty handed so I got them flowers. Just a gesture to say congratulations and thank you for inviting me to your party and special day.

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Registered: 02-20-2013
Mon, 03-11-2013 - 11:28am

If they say no gifts I honor that and just bring a card.  We didnt' specify one way or another so it was fine if people did and fine if they didn't...our favorite gifts were the generous gift cards to the Inn we went to for our honeymoon...we pooled them all and had a $400 afternoon at the Inn's spa... best. gift. ever!

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Registered: 10-23-2001
Mon, 03-11-2013 - 11:31am
It's nice gift cards don't expire.

 


 


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Registered: 03-07-2013
Mon, 03-11-2013 - 11:31am

That is nice. I think it is rude to go to a party that someone is feeding you and giving you drinks and then the party go-er gives nothing in return. 

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Registered: 03-07-2013
Mon, 03-11-2013 - 11:33am
LOVE gift cards, especially restaurant ones lol. If someone is going on a honeymoon, a gift card to that place would be nice too. We love cruising and gift cards for on board credit is a nice thing for a couple that doesn't need the money to furnish their new home.
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Registered: 10-23-2001
Mon, 03-11-2013 - 11:36am

We honeymooned in Acapulco after we got married, We didn't tell anyone nor did we want -or- expect a donation towards it, That would have been tacky. My mom knew where we were going and so did his dad but only b/c he assumed we were going to go to the family camp in Maine for a few days first, Lol.

 


 


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Registered: 10-23-2001
Mon, 03-11-2013 - 11:38am

Macklemore wrote:
LOVE gift cards, especially restaurant ones lol. If someone is going on a honeymoon, a gift card to that place would be nice too. We love cruising and gift cards for on board credit is a nice thing for a couple that doesn't need the money to furnish their new home.

DH gets gift cards from vendors every Christmas, We still have one to the Olive Garden from two years ago.  I think it's for 50.00 but I'm not a fan of that place and I'm glad that doesn't expire, Maybe we'll use it on our way out somewhere.

 


 


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Registered: 03-07-2013
Mon, 03-11-2013 - 11:40am
That is cute Jam :) We got money for gifts (except for a couple gifts that others out of state did get for us besides the shower gifts) for our wedding. We saved that for our down payment on our home a few years later. We saved for 2 years for our honeymoon but I could definately see if we had a home and needed nothing for it using the money for our honeymoon.
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Registered: 03-07-2013
Mon, 03-11-2013 - 11:41am
Most restaurants I use right away lol. Olive Garden, nah, I can do without lol. For the amount of money they charge, I would rather spend a few bucks more and go to a REAL Italian Restaurant with fresh food lol.
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Registered: 01-08-2009
Mon, 03-11-2013 - 11:54am
When my kids were at private school they had a silent auction every year and I usually ended up donating 2-3 gift cards to that every year. When my older son went to the prom I gave him one of our gift cards to take his date out to a really nice place. I get a lot of gift cards to craft stores and if I don't have an immediate use for then I give them to our church to use for Sunday School/VBS supplies.

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