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Daily Diary: Trying To Get Through All My Gift Cards

I’ve accumulated several gift cards from friends and family throughout the year. All those holidays and celebrations really add up. Once I get a new card, I place it in a Ziploc bag FILLED with a ton more and store them all in the kitchen.

Well, now that I have ALL the TIME in the WORLD because I’m on bed rest.… I thought it was time to start getting through that bag.

I feel so productive!

HOWEVER – I don’t know why I did all of this now when Black Friday is RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER. What a mistake! LOL. Isn’t that always the way? I’ve had most of these cards since last Christmas – and now I decide to use them. ONE +  WEEK BEFORE Black Friday. UGH.

What am I going to do? Either way, we have a lot of great stuff on the way. I bought Liam a new Twin sheet set / comforter, some Maternity lounge pants from the Gap, sneakers for Liam, a bath for the baby and some makeup. I’m excited to have dwindled down my collection.

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Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of She is considered one of the top female digital influencers in today’s social media space. Her lifestyle and parenting brand helps busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel.


  1. I see the Stonewall Kitchen gift card there – I ordered a bunch of stuff from there and just got my shipping confirmation – can’t wait for my order…

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