Friday, April 25, 2008

Pay It Forward!!

This is so FUN!!

I won a drawing from my friend Vanessa's blog.

And I have decided to Pay It Forward to the readers of the Olsen Blog.
So if you want to win a really great gift
here are the rules, Jessica's Style:

1. You have to earn your prize, when you comment on this post answer these questions:
-Favorite Place to Eat out
-Best vacation you have ever had
-Favorite online store
-email address, if I don't have it or for those of you I do not know

2. I am going to pick FOUR names out of all who comment on this post.
So if only four of you comment then you will all get a gift sent to you!
If you win, you don't have to Pay It Forward, Just enjoy the prize:-)
(so if you have already won on someone else's blog, I would still love to have you play along)

3. You have ONE WEEK! Next Saturday May, 3rd I will draw the names!
Then I Will send the winners their gift.


The Gardner's said...

This is so great!
1. My favorite place to eat out, probably Pei Wei's (I think that is how you spell it.) I love their food and the atmosphere.
2. The best vacation, would have to be to Hawaii. I went with a friend and her family in high school and it was the funnest trip ever!
3. Favorite online store...probably Only because that is where I get most of the stuff I buy online!
I think you already have our email address.
Thanks for doing this, it is fun!

Liz said...

1. Mongolian barbeque in Oshkosh WI. It's the best chinese food ever!
2. The best vacation was with Chad out to Washington state. We went to Mount Rushmore along the way. It was so much fun.
3. I would agree with the last is where i do most my shopping to...unless you count craig's list.

See you tomorrow!

lisa (lost pezhead) said...

1. I'll go with Longhorns since Joe and I can always agree to go there.
2. going to Europe w/o my family when I was 14.
3.mmm, maybe shade clothing...i don't know if gap counts cause i can drive there as well. oh and iTunes too.

can't wait to see what you're giving away!

Anonymous said...

How fun!
1. I love the Melting Pot fondue restaurant. Unfortunately, dh hates it, so don't go there much!
2. Best vacation was going to Paris and Amsterdam a few years ago. Just thinking about it makes me want to go back!
3. I love the clothes are soooo cute. But I do buy more from
my email is

Sarah said...

Okay here goes....
1. La Loggetta is my favorite place at the moment. There pizza can't be beat
2. Favorite vacation has to be going on our cruise to the Greek islands. It was awesome.
3. because I can buy more than just has almost everything....almost.
I think you have my email....right?

Scott said...
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Sarah said...

1. It depends on where we are in the world, but my favorite place in Boise (where we are now) is the Cheesecake factory.
2. The best vacation was the study abroad I did in the Dominican Republic during a winter semester!
3. My favorite online store is probably

My email address is

Leesa said...

1. That's a tough one, but I think I will go with The Cheesecake Factory.
2. Best vacation would have to be the cruise Eric and I took after we graduated college, right before we moved to Ohio. I love cruises!!!
3. Online store is definately ebay - if that counts. I am addicted to ebay.
E-mail is

Sakahara Family said...

Hey, You are a friend of a friend. Hope you do't mind if I play. E-mail is

1) Favorite place to eat out is anything I don't have to fix.

2) Mexican Riveria!

3) Online store I guess Newport News is the only one I've used besides Amazon.

Cute idea for a fun harmless game. Thanks for letting me play.

Laura said...

Cool. I'm in
1. Vignettos here in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Really good and romantic.
2. To Costa Rica. I want to live there one day.
3. I love the reviews and they have everything.

Pick me, Pick me, Pick me!!!

ali said...

wow--prizes!! I knew reading your blog was a good idea!

1. My favorite restaurant lately is The Lux
2. probably the trip to Europe before we all started having kids
3. hmm that's a tough one, I have so many! ... ok, Zappo' it's the best for shoes!

Shelley Reid said...

1. Favorite place to eat: Cheesecake factory, without kids. Those tiny tables so close together with kids is not so fun!
2. Best vacation: Visiting Darren's mission in South Africa. It was amazing and eye-opening for sure!
3. Favorite online store: That's a toss-up between Gap and Amazon.

What a fun game! Hope I win!

Michelle Y said...

Sounds like a great idea, thanks!
1)I love eating out at any Japanese Steakhouse, Benihana's especially.

2)Favorite vacation was going back to Russia, Lativa, Estonia with Todd to revisit his mission.

3)I am not the most avid online shopper, but mine is usually a travel website like or travelocity.

nessa said...

hey, i sent your prize today!

1.I love to eat at Outback. steak, loaded potato and salad with blue cheese....
2.I loved Telluride, CO. It was gorgeous and the air smelled so great there.
3.I don't think that craigslist counts as a 'store' but i buy tons of stuff off of it!

wolf family said...

1. Outback Steakhouse is my favorite place to eat and we hardly ever eat there!
2. I haven't taken many vacations...but Jeff and I went to Las Vegas last year for his birthday and it was lots of fun!
3. My favorite online store is EBAY or ETSY!
Im not sure if you have my email or not:

jill s said...

-Gecko Grill in Gilbert, AZ!!
-Traveling down the whole west coast! AMAZING!
-you have my email! :)

it's so fun to read everyone's answers!

Kristi said...

Can I play? I am another of Andy's cousins, and I found you through Shanna, Lisa, Melinda...
1. This one was hard for me... but I really enjoyed The Continental Bistro Dave took me to "downtown." (I say that with a large bit of sarcasm.)
2. Playa del Carmen, Mexico with all of Dave's (my husband) family, even though I was somewhat of a hormonal basketcase.
3. Sadly, because we don't have one in the poe-dunk Idaho town that I live in:(
My email is:

Andrea said...

1. I'd have to say that Market Street Grill is one of my favorite places to eat out.
2. Best vacation is a tough one, there are so many. Probably my trip Back East with my family when I was 17. We drove and went through about 26 states in 3 weeks. It was a lot of fun.
3. I don't shop on the internet much. I think the only place I've ever really done is for textbooks. I'm lame I guess.

arleneo said...

So cool to see so many people signing in, and I even know some of them. You have a great blog.
1. My favorite place to eat would have to be Wag-a-mama's in London. Didn't we have fun there?
2. My favorite place to visit is anywhere my grandkids are.
3. My favorite website right now is webmd, where I can get help for my dang foot problems.
Sounds really fun doesn't it. I bet I win the prize.

Anonymous said...

Just what I needed, thanks a lot.