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Well, this is certainly a post that I never thought I’d write…  Remember how Nicole and I drove to DC last weekend for the National Half Marathon?  Somewhere in Virginia, we pulled over for coffee, and I decided to buy a lottery ticket.

 

I didn’t know it when this photo was taken, but my life had already changed FOREVER.

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The Husband and I buy tickets every week, but I never, ever thought we’d actually win.  Then, on Tuesday, I found the ticket in my purse and pulled up the Virginia Lottery website…

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My whole body started to shake.  I looked at the number on my ticket and the numbers on the screen over and over and over again.  I cannot even describe in words what it felt like. 

 

And that was before I scrolled down and realized…  We had won $125,000,000.  A HUNDRED AND TWENTY FIVE MILLION DOLLARS. I freaked out.  And then I threw up.  And then I prematurely tweeted…

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And THEN I called the Husband.  Yes, I tweeted before I called!  The Husband was at the clinic and came rushing home.  I didn’t want to tell him WHAT was going on until he got to the house, but he could tell it was something big.  I think he thought I was pregnant – whoops!  But when I gave him the ticket and showed him the website, he didn’t believe me at first… And then he fainted.

 

It’s been SO hard to pretend like everything is normal on the blog for the last few days.  I’ve been BURSTING with excitement (obviously), but I didn’t want to say anything until we had spoken to a financial advisor and a lawyer. 

 

We also had to proceed with business as usual – we have obligations to the clinic and to Girls on the Run that we couldn’t skip out on just because we were suddenly millionaires.

 

So – what does this mean for the blog? 

 

  • I’ve decided to change my name to Wealthy Tipping Point because, obviously, I’m FREAKING LOADED now.   Do you like my new header?  Nicole made it for me!

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  • We have taken the lump sum payment option and are going to transition out of our booking writing/clinic responsibilities over the next few months.

 

  • We’ll be leaving on a six-month trip of the entire world sometime this summer.  We’re going balls to the wall and will see every country possible!

 

  • Maggie and James are about to get a brother or sister from the pound.  :) :)

 

  • We have promised our parents that we will give them money to retire and buy lovely homes.

 

  • We have also discussed donating a large portion of our winnings to charity, but we haven’t picked which one yet.  Maybe I’ll start my own Operation Beautiful charity! 

 

I am incredibly blessed.  I am excited to take YOU on this awesome journey with me.  I’m riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiich!

 

Show me the money!!!!

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  • M April 1, 2011, 3:06 am

    april fools?

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  • Isaac April 1, 2011, 3:06 am

    I demand that you build Kristien his dream of a classic British “man-cave” and let me freeload for life!

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  • Danielle (Shrinking and Studying) April 1, 2011, 3:07 am

    lol… didn’t you hear that I ALSO had those winning numbers, guess you’re sharing half of that with me! ;) #aprilfools to you too.

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  • Kristy April 1, 2011, 3:07 am

    April fools!

    Although I hope this is true, it just turned midnight in California and it couldn’t be a coincidence this was posted first thing on April 1st!

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  • mitzi @ my nikon eats food April 1, 2011, 3:07 am

    lol!! awesome :D

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  • Laura April 1, 2011, 3:16 am

    Omg, the header – hilarious, Caitlin! :D

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  • Tess April 1, 2011, 3:17 am

    April…Fool’s…? I’m really not even sure. I’ll go ahead and say CONGRATULATIONS!! and that you totally deserve it, because I think I’d feel like even more of a fool if this turns out to be true and I laughed in your face…but hey, we’ll see. ;)

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  • Emily (Comfortable Home Life) April 1, 2011, 3:21 am

    LOL! This literally made me laugh out loud. Love the header!

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  • Marie-Sophie April 1, 2011, 3:21 am

    Mhm, first of April … :-)

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  • Rosie (Today I did this for Me) April 1, 2011, 3:29 am

    hahah… what a coincidence, and on the first of April!

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  • Orla April 1, 2011, 3:34 am

    April fools. Ha!

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  • Caz April 1, 2011, 3:34 am

    heheh happy april fools!

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  • Jumanah @ Healthy Living in the Middle East April 1, 2011, 3:39 am

    This post made me laugh! Happy April Fool’s!

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  • Lo April 1, 2011, 3:41 am

    my heart dropped!! until i realized it was april fools :)

    xoxo,
    Lo

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  • Freya April 1, 2011, 3:42 am

    Part of me thinks this is an April Fool’s…but part of me thinks it’s for realz too, cos you Tweeted it well before April Fools’! So now I’m just mega confused!!

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    • Rebecca April 1, 2011, 1:22 pm

      Me too… Either they really did win, or she planned this way in advance! I’m so confused!!

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  • Lee April 1, 2011, 3:46 am

    I saw your tweet the other day too. I’m hoping you did win some amount of money.

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  • Jenny April 1, 2011, 4:07 am

    Nice try ;)

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  • Katie April 1, 2011, 4:08 am

    I really hope this is true – I couldn’t think of a more deserving person to win the lottery! :)

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  • Laura (Starloz) April 1, 2011, 4:08 am

    i don’t like april fools

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  • Sara April 1, 2011, 4:11 am

    You had me going! I completely didn’t realise it was April Fool’s!! Well done!

    Although, if this is in fact true – congratulations!!! I hope you enjoy every penny!!

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  • Eliza April 1, 2011, 4:22 am

    You forget to mention that Maggie and James will be getting diamond studded collars and gourmet dinners!

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  • Eliza April 1, 2011, 4:23 am

    I can’t believe you actually changed the name of the blog, hilarious Caitlin

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  • maria @ Chasing the Now April 1, 2011, 4:26 am

    Haha, april fools

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  • Jess April 1, 2011, 4:27 am

    Yep, definatly April Fools! If not, sharing is caring :D

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  • Floey April 1, 2011, 4:29 am

    Hahahaha. Oh girlll…

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  • Sascha April 1, 2011, 4:30 am

    You should have a Big Mac to celebrate ;) I like the new name. Hilarious!

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  • Tracy April 1, 2011, 4:40 am

    LOVE the header.

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  • Carolyn @Eat Well. Live Well. Be Well. April 1, 2011, 4:42 am

    I am so freaking gullible! Well done Caitlin.

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  • JennsAdventures April 1, 2011, 4:44 am

    This is the BEST April Fool’s post I’ve EVER read. Seriously.. the header, everything! I’m following you on twitter now because [obviously] you’re awesome! =)

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  • Tami April 1, 2011, 4:45 am

    Haha

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  • Emma (Namaste Everyday) April 1, 2011, 4:55 am

    wait. what?

    LOL!

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  • Steph April 1, 2011, 5:02 am

    Love it!

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  • Valerie C. April 1, 2011, 5:03 am

    hahaha good april fools! I’m way too weary on this day. lol

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  • Kortney April 1, 2011, 5:05 am

    I always suck at aprons fools jokes becuase I want to believe them haha. So either congrats or that was an amazing April fools?!?! :)

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  • Nicole April 1, 2011, 5:13 am

    Umm…I saw that tweet early in the week but it’s also April fools, so…

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  • Mel April 1, 2011, 5:17 am

    This is either the most elaborate April Fools joke ever, or you are insanely lucky!

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  • Jenn April 1, 2011, 5:17 am

    Happy April Fools Day!!!

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  • Sue April 1, 2011, 5:31 am

    I was so ready to run out and buy a lottery ticket until I realized what day it was :)

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  • Sara April 1, 2011, 5:54 am

    Wow … you had me fooled … until I read the part about transitioning out of ‘book writing/clinic responsibilities’. I knew you would never do that!! Nice one!

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  • Christine April 1, 2011, 6:02 am

    hahaha well done Caitlin!

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  • Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) April 1, 2011, 6:04 am

    Nice April Fools action there Missy :)

    Can you at least buy me a drink with all that moola you have and fly me on your private jet? haha!

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  • Debbie April 1, 2011, 6:07 am

    You deserve to win. But I don’t think winning the lottery would make you any happier. Thank you for the smile.

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  • Carol April 1, 2011, 6:10 am

    Had me until you said that he husband fainted ….April Fools !

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  • Shrinking mommy of 2 April 1, 2011, 6:11 am

    Nice, remember I am you long lost cousin!!

    Happy April fools day!

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  • Amy @ThenThereWere April 1, 2011, 6:13 am

    I so hope this isn’t an April fool’s joke…but now you’ve all said it I’m wondering if it is. :( I just got so excited and emotional at my desk. You did a big April fool’s thing last year too. Omg now my email is going to look so sappy but it was totally genuine. D’oh.

    Amy x

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    • Caitlin April 1, 2011, 6:18 am

      You are the best…person… ever! I love you!

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  • Little Bookworm April 1, 2011, 6:22 am

    April Fools? :)

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  • Jess @ Forever Addicting April 1, 2011, 6:23 am

    April Fools? :O :S

    I just got SO excited for you ..I turned to my boyfriend and exclaimed “OMG this girl, Caitlin, I follow her blog…her and her hubby just won the lottery! They are millionaires!” LOL but..I’m confused..April fools or for reals? :/

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    • Jac April 1, 2011, 9:43 am

      I was just about to do the EXACT same thing. Luckily, the BF is busy now, and i decided to post a comment first!

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      • Cindy April 1, 2011, 10:02 am

        I just literally told everyone I know that Caitlin, won the lottery and how happy I am because she’s the one who did Operation Beautiful and this is going to the most deserving person.. until someone pointed out to me that its april fools. ah lol

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    • Taylor @ Delish World April 1, 2011, 12:00 pm

      Totally just called my BF to tell him too. Wow, you got us all!!

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  • cathyk April 1, 2011, 6:24 am

    haha, thanks, caitlin! i love your sense of humour!!!
    you DID get me for the first couple of paragraphs…even though i remembered right from when i woke up this a.m. that it’s april 1st. but you STILL fooled me – good job!!!
    *oh that the news were true…* right?!

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  • Lauren at Keep It Sweet April 1, 2011, 6:32 am

    LOL nicely done

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  • Kara April 1, 2011, 6:37 am

    It takes dedication to April Fools to lay the groundwork in advance. Well done Ma’am, well done. :)

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  • sirenjess April 1, 2011, 6:43 am

    april fools?

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  • Annie@stronghealthyfit April 1, 2011, 6:44 am

    Cute post. Love the header :-)

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  • Trisha April 1, 2011, 6:49 am

    At first I thought this was real and I couldn’t get over it. How amazing for you and your husband!! Then I realized the date…what a great April Fools joke! Also, how well planned with your Tweet earlier this week.

    However, if this is real- congratulations!!!!

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  • Mary April 1, 2011, 6:51 am

    hahahaha I just said a couple of obscenities to myself. I forgot it was April Fool’s & was about to leave a comment telling you how absolutely amazing/crazy that was until I saw the other (smarter) comments!

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  • Lauren April 1, 2011, 6:54 am

    Happy April Fools Day Caitlin!!! :)

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  • Christine @ Burning It Off April 1, 2011, 6:54 am

    LOL! Wow, it totally didn’t occur to me that this was an April fool’s day prank until I read the comments. And the sad thing is, I was just thinking about the fact that it’s now April so I can’t even plead ignorance of the date.

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  • Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine April 1, 2011, 7:07 am

    If this is an April Fool’s, it’s awesome, since you’ve clearly been plotting it for awhile! And if not….well then you ARE the luckiest people ever!

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  • Parita @ myinnershakti April 1, 2011, 7:11 am

    April Fools! LOL! I love the header and the “new” name – Wealthy Tipping Point…I’m still laughing!

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  • Bria April 1, 2011, 7:12 am

    Hahaha well done, lots of effort into this april fools !

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  • middleagedrunner April 1, 2011, 7:14 am

    April fools!

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  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope April 1, 2011, 7:20 am

    Happy April Fools! Oh my goodness, that header is classic. :)

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  • clarissa April 1, 2011, 7:21 am

    Haha you got me! I believed you until you said you would transition from writing. Oh boy. Very very good april fools joke!

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  • Fallon April 1, 2011, 7:23 am

    haha, I’m feeling like this could be an April Fools joke BUT if that was the case how exciting!!!

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  • Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me April 1, 2011, 7:27 am

    OMG I totally fell for this at first. I hate Aprils Fools! I’m so gullible! LOL

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  • Tina April 1, 2011, 7:33 am

    I love the new WTP!!!!!

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  • Michelle April 1, 2011, 7:33 am

    Hahhahs Happy April Fools Day!!

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  • Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun April 1, 2011, 7:33 am

    Now, it’s just not right to start April Fools with tweets like that a few days early. LOL

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    • Carly D. @ CarlyBananas April 1, 2011, 8:21 am

      I know right!! Elaborate work Caitlin!! Love it!!

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    • Julie @ Peanut Butter Fingers April 1, 2011, 10:43 am

      i think that’s why i TOTALLY believed it at first!

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  • Roselyn April 1, 2011, 7:36 am

    No freaking way! April Fools! ;)

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  • Ramona April 1, 2011, 7:37 am

    Aargh! I’m too gullible for April Fools day! I was so excited for you!

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  • Erin April 1, 2011, 7:43 am

    April Fools! If this isn’t…that’s so freaking awesome!

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  • Katy (The Singing Runner) April 1, 2011, 7:43 am

    Hahahahahahaha!!!! This was fantastic! :D Super cute Caitlin!

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  • Kim April 1, 2011, 7:45 am

    hahah oh my goodness wealthy tipping point made me laugh out loud. Happy Friday!

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  • Holly @ The Runny Egg April 1, 2011, 7:45 am

    Love this — the header is the best part!

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  • Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) April 1, 2011, 7:46 am

    Haha you totally got me through the first couple of paragraphs (having seen the tweet earlier this week) but Wealthy Tipping Point – epic win. ;)

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  • Stephanie @cookinfanatic April 1, 2011, 7:51 am

    I’m calling an April Fool’s here…!!! ;)

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  • Elin @ and serenity too April 1, 2011, 7:53 am

    Hahaha wealthy tipping point… I totally believed it first when i started reading because I thought it “only” said 125.000 – plus I read it in my google reader so I didn’t see the new header. And I was SO happy for you! But when I got to the wealthy tipping point name change it got me straight – that name is just genious!! I’m still chuckling… (kind of “in your face, suckas!!!” that doesn’t sound much like you though ;) )

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  • Amy April 1, 2011, 7:53 am

    OMG. Love it. LOVE your new blog header and the picture of you with all the money!

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  • kristine April 1, 2011, 7:59 am

    haha nicely done ;)

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  • Renee April 1, 2011, 8:01 am

    I LOVE it!!! You are a totally awesome!! I think you would be an amazing steward of that kind of money! woot woot!!! Have a great day! :)

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  • kristy April 1, 2011, 8:01 am

    i had to read this THREE times – for your sake i hope this isnt an aprils fools joke! i hope you continue to spread your kindness all over the world!

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  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat April 1, 2011, 8:02 am

    Even with all these comments, I still can’t tell if your pranking us or not!! I saw your tweets the other day so I really hope you won some rather large amount of money… but then again, it is April 1st!! Regardless, I think Wealthy Tipping Point is genius! :)

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  • Baking 'n' Books April 1, 2011, 8:03 am

    Are you for real? Because this isn’t funny…I feel physically sick.

    I’m jealous – but if it’s true – it’s because you’ve been so positive and the Universe gives what you put out…

    Now please – are you serious? I’m going to be sick the rest of the day unless you let us know…

    !

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  • Kristen April 1, 2011, 8:04 am

    I almost threw up reading this, that is so f-ing amazing!!!!!! I am just graduating from college and am knee deep in debt so this makes me want to start buying weekly lotto tickets :D :D :D Enjoy this amazing gift, you are awesome and your family completely deserves it! I have been reading your blog for years and have loved seeing all your accomplishments. Anyway, have fun looking for another fur baby and go relax for once hahahaha

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  • Beth April 1, 2011, 8:04 am

    It was a good idea to take the lump sum and get it in cash. I highly recommend buying a house with a huge pool and filling it with money. Then you can swim around in it and bask in your lottery glory. Congrats :)

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  • Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table April 1, 2011, 8:04 am

    LOL! Awesome. Wish it was real… :(

    How bout those guys who did win? The poor dude that decided NOT to join the office pool!

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  • Marisa @ Loser for Life April 1, 2011, 8:04 am

    Bwahahahha! I looooove the header, Caitlin! You are hilarious! How I do wish this was true for you, though :)

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  • Kristen April 1, 2011, 8:05 am

    oh duh, it’s april fools bahahahha! enjoy your day anyway :)

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  • Sophia @ Raven Waves April 1, 2011, 8:05 am

    April Fools?? Ahh!! I hope it’s true!

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  • Kierstan @ Life {and running} in Iowa April 1, 2011, 8:05 am

    I do hope you celebrated with a Big Mac…that would just be perfect. :)

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  • kristin April 1, 2011, 8:06 am

    april fools :)

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  • Ilana April 1, 2011, 8:07 am

    I can see the header now…dollar signs and pints of beer…

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    • Ilana April 1, 2011, 8:07 am

      lmao and as I posted this comment, the header changed. is it too early to wet your pants from laughing? you’re too much.

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  • Chelsey (cookteen) April 1, 2011, 8:08 am

    I hope this is true because you deserve it I just got so excited in class! Hahah :)

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  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey April 1, 2011, 8:09 am

    Now I’m seeing the light at the end of the tunnel – April Fools Day!!!!

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  • Amanda D April 1, 2011, 8:09 am

    Best April Fool’s joke EVER!! good one!!

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  • Faith @ lovelyascharged April 1, 2011, 8:11 am

    Haha, I love that you went the trouble of making the new header…too funny! Happy April Fools :)

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  • M April 1, 2011, 8:11 am

    Very good prank!

    My eyes popped open with shock-but the $125,000,000 made me
    go hmmmm-and then I realized April Fools.

    Nice played, Caitlin, nicely played!

    (will you tell us how much you REALLY won?!!)

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  • katalina April 1, 2011, 8:13 am

    yeah, I wish , you wish too but its April fools day!! :)

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  • katalina April 1, 2011, 8:13 am

    yeah, I wish , you wish too but its April fools day!! :)

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  • Miranda @ working mom works out April 1, 2011, 8:15 am

    Amazing! Couldn’t have happened to a nicer person

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  • Brittany April 1, 2011, 8:17 am

    Your header is priceless.

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  • Miranda @ working mom works out April 1, 2011, 8:17 am

    Haha! April fools?

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  • Angela (Oh She Glows) April 1, 2011, 8:21 am

    YOUR HEADER almost made me PEE with delight!!!

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  • Alicia from Poise in Parma April 1, 2011, 8:22 am

    nicely played, with prep a few days out especially!

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  • Jen @ keepitsimplefoods April 1, 2011, 8:22 am

    Good one! April Fools ;)

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  • Julia April 1, 2011, 8:22 am

    hilarious!

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  • Hollie April 1, 2011, 8:23 am

    lol!

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  • Jen April 1, 2011, 8:23 am

    I call April Fools shananigans! Haha I love the header, hilarious!

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  • Meredith April 1, 2011, 8:24 am

    ridiculous

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  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin April 1, 2011, 8:26 am

    Part of me actually believes this… but the other 99% of me knows it’s probably an April Fool’s joke. Good one Caitlin. ;)

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  • Holly April 1, 2011, 8:29 am

    The header is PRICELESS!! Happy April Fools!!

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  • Bethany @Bridezilla Bakes April 1, 2011, 8:31 am

    LOL!!! You had me until “I’ve decided to change my name to Wealthy Tipping Point because, obviously, I’m FREAKING LOADED now.” Didn’t sound like a choice you’d make… even if you did win the lottery :)

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    • Lesley April 1, 2011, 8:35 am

      LOL, same for me! That was when I was all, wait a minute, is today the 1st? Good one Caitlin! I’m still laughing at that header!

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      • Lexi April 1, 2011, 11:42 am

        Yeah that line got me too. I kept thinking, “that seems out of character.” I was reading it in google reader so I didn’t get a chance to see the header until now. Nice.

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  • Christina April 1, 2011, 8:37 am

    I want to believe this because I saw your tweet earlier this week… but seems as though that was just fantastic planning!
    Congratulations either way — on the lottery or on a super April Fool’s joke :)

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  • Ashley @ Feeding Ashley April 1, 2011, 8:37 am

    Wheres breakfast damn it!?! I don’t come here for money. :p
    But seriously! Congratulations on an epic April Fools.

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  • Dori April 1, 2011, 8:40 am

    Wow you set this one up ahead of time. Talk about elaborate planning!

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  • kelly April 1, 2011, 8:42 am

    womp womp hehe :)

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  • Allison @ Happy Tales April 1, 2011, 8:46 am

    oh.my.LORD. Caitlin I sincerely hope this is not just an April Fools joke and that this really happened to you!!!!!!!!!! For reals, out of so many people, you and the hubs are so deserviing of this! Pahleeease let this not be a joke??!?! And if it’s not/if it is… when are you going to spill the beans?! Ah I’m so confused!

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  • Julia @ Brides Up North April 1, 2011, 8:47 am

    LOL – I was taken in for like, 0.5 seconds. You funny.

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  • Ariffa April 1, 2011, 8:48 am

    hahaha! you almost had me! happy April Fools!

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  • Meg April 1, 2011, 8:52 am

    LOL sweet header ;)

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  • Kath April 1, 2011, 8:52 am

    HA! Love the header!!!

    You didn’t get me for a second, but I still enjoyed reading this because you had so many details :)

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  • Erica H. April 1, 2011, 8:53 am

    You had me until Wealthy Tipping Point!

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  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape April 1, 2011, 8:54 am

    Hahahaha, nice one!!! I must be pretty gullible because I almost believed it up until the new header, lol.

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  • Hannah April 1, 2011, 8:55 am

    You had me until about halfway through. Good one!

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  • Hannah Hawley April 1, 2011, 8:56 am

    woohoo! Happy April Fools Day!

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  • Colleen April 1, 2011, 9:02 am

    Dang it! You got me! I was getting excited about a travel blog…

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  • Colleen April 1, 2011, 9:02 am

    Dang it! You got me! I was getting excited about a travel blog…

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  • Angie @ Musings of a Violet Monkey April 1, 2011, 9:02 am

    Ha,ha…. Happy April Fools Day!!
    Hilarious.
    I’m a brand-new reader, and this cracked. me. up. :)

    ~

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  • alli April 1, 2011, 9:02 am

    okay, my mouth was on the floor until i started reading the comments and realized it’s april 1st. you got me though! but i was a little shocked that you’d share this with the world…i mean i’d be scared someone would kill me for the money!
    good job though! wealthy tipping point! lol!

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  • Dee April 1, 2011, 9:04 am

    LOL! I was so confused/excited when I first started reading. Then I caught on. Hah! I love that you changed the header and colors of the site!

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  • Kristin April 1, 2011, 9:05 am

    Wow! Great April Fool’s joke! Maybe I should think of doing something like this on my blog!

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  • Julie @SavvyEats April 1, 2011, 9:06 am

    This was an awesome post to read first thing in the morning. Way to go, laying the groundwork days in advance :)

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  • Halley (Blunder Construction) April 1, 2011, 9:08 am

    haha good one!!

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  • Sarah @ The Pajama Chef April 1, 2011, 9:08 am

    ha ha ha happy april fools!

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  • Sarah April 1, 2011, 9:09 am

    This is awesome, I love love love the new banner.

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  • Claire April 1, 2011, 9:10 am

    Haha can you please put that new banner up for the day?

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  • Miranda April 1, 2011, 9:11 am

    You trick me every April Fool’s Day until I start reading the comments! I guess I am that gullible! lol

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  • Jillian@ Reshape Your Life April 1, 2011, 9:13 am

    haha what an awesome april fools.

    I can never get pranked on the first because it’s my Dad and Cousin’s birthday so I’m always totally aware of when the 1st is.

    Too bad you didn’t win though, that would be awesome!

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  • Anne April 1, 2011, 9:13 am

    LOL!!! Love the new header – that’s hysterical!

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  • Brittany (a healthy slice of life) April 1, 2011, 9:14 am

    I’m hoping this isn’t an April Fools because how awesome would that be?! :)

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  • Laurie April 1, 2011, 9:15 am

    Oh Caitlin!! I didn’t realize it was April Fools!!! I was so excited for you and going oh my gosh, you are so lucky!!! You know how to pull some good ones!!! I mean I hope this is a joke………..:)

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  • Rachel @ EatMoreMeatLess April 1, 2011, 9:17 am

    April Fools!! Had to read this twice before i realized it. Great job ;)

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  • Amanda @ Cucina Amanda April 1, 2011, 9:19 am

    Hilarious! That header is amazing!

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  • Jenn (eating bender) April 1, 2011, 9:19 am

    Love this one!! You actually did have me for the very first part of the post. But as today is my brother’s “favorite holiday” (you would not believe) my memory was jogged eventually. But not before I gave you major kudos. Too funny!

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  • Haley April 1, 2011, 9:21 am

    This is the third April Fool’s joke I’ve fallen for today, and it’s not even 9:30!!

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  • Anne P April 1, 2011, 9:26 am

    Bahahhaha OMG!!! The new banner is classic.

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  • Evan Thomas April 1, 2011, 9:27 am

    Baiting us with a fake tweet 3 days earlier for plausability? You’re a sneaky one. It’s on for next year.

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  • Stephanie @ Live Cook Love April 1, 2011, 9:29 am

    LOL this is hilarious. I’m actually more mad at myself since I believed it for a few minutes here at my desk. I was like OMG!!!!! I actually know someone who won, but that is a crap ton of money!! Happy April Fools… I think ;)

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  • Kim April 1, 2011, 9:33 am

    That header is awesome!

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  • KitKat @ Pursuit of Happiness April 1, 2011, 9:35 am

    Haha, I love this. Even though you kind of figure as you’re reading it that it’s an April Fool’s joke the header is HILARIOUS. I actually laughed out loud when you said, “Wealthy Tipping Point”

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  • JenS April 1, 2011, 9:36 am

    OMG! That is so awesome for you. You need to invest the money in building a gym facility for weinier dogs who are training to run in 5ks. (Lord knows their legs are two short to run a 10K) Call it Margaret Thatcher’s Weinies on the Run!

    I on the other hand am perfecting my April Fools joke to play on my boyfriend who is very tricky. This year though, I am going to get him :) ! Happy April Fools.

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  • Jess April 1, 2011, 9:37 am

    We can all hope, right?

    Happy April Fools Day!

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  • Jennie in Wonderland April 1, 2011, 9:37 am

    OMG that header made my morning. The look of utter GLEE on your face as you dance in a pile of Photoshopped cash… bahahahaha!

    I love it, you’re hilar. Please continue to be so awesome.

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  • Gretchen @ Honey, I Shrunk the Gretchen! April 1, 2011, 9:37 am

    Lovelovelove this. Laughed out loud, picture in banner is epically amazing. :D

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    • Lisa April 1, 2011, 9:49 am

      I was just going to post the same thing. That picture is hilarious!

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  • Laughter-Loving Stacy April 1, 2011, 9:47 am

    *giggles* VERY cute!!!!! hahaha!!!!!!

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  • mary April 1, 2011, 9:53 am

    If this is true you could do Operation Beautiful billboards!

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  • Kelly April 1, 2011, 9:54 am

    I was reading this with my mouth wide open until I thought it was April’s Fools. But if this is a big joke…you planned it well because I say that tweet!!

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  • Carolyn @ lovinlosing April 1, 2011, 9:54 am

    Too funny! You really put a lot of work into this one, didn’t you!? :)

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  • Carrie April 1, 2011, 9:55 am

    I have to say, I admire the April Fool’s long con you were working there. Bravo.

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  • Lindsay April 1, 2011, 9:57 am

    in the words of my 3 year old nephew…you are a hot hot mess! :)

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  • Sara @ OurDogBuffy April 1, 2011, 9:58 am

    Wait … this is fake?

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  • Marisa E April 1, 2011, 10:00 am

    Haha- very funny!!! I’m over here frantically googling the Virgina lottery results……
    Good one!!

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  • Leah @ L4L April 1, 2011, 10:03 am

    Haha… April Fools! You had me going there for a minute!

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  • Rebecca April 1, 2011, 10:05 am

    april fools much?

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  • Stephanie@MyThornsHaveRoses April 1, 2011, 10:06 am

    Hahahahahahah. I really needed this laugh. I just got done preparing a will for a man who found out last month he is terminal and was all sorts of emotional during his appointment. I sat down, read this and thought just when the world seemed too cruel that perhaps it tipped the scales to be fair when someone like you could win all that money (and do something amazing with it I’m sure) then I started reading comments and bust.a.gut. Nicely done. Nicely done.

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  • katy {of} katy loves. April 1, 2011, 10:07 am

    You had me for a second with the tweet and then I started realizing April Fools was on Friday. Well played, Caitlin, well played. ;) That header is priceless. Too funny!

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  • Neha April 1, 2011, 10:09 am

    Brilliant work !! Happy Fools day to you too :)

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  • Liz April 1, 2011, 10:10 am

    I’m so gullible! I was like freaking out with excitement for you until I read the above comments!

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  • Anna April 1, 2011, 10:12 am

    YOU GOT ME SO GOOD. OH MY JESUS.

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  • Betty April 1, 2011, 10:15 am

    lame

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  • Amanda April 1, 2011, 10:19 am

    LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE THIS! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT. The header is fantastic.

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  • Meredith April 1, 2011, 10:19 am

    lol! “Wealthy tipping point” I love it!! Best joke I’ve seen all day :D

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  • Sarah for Real April 1, 2011, 10:21 am

    Gaaaah… I saw your cryptic tweet earlier this week as well. Clearly you take this April Fool’s stuff VERY seriously. I am super gullible and you got my heart rate going for a little while. Then juuuust when I was really starting to get jealous (because let’s face it, who wouldn’t be!), I realized, DUH! You got me!

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  • caitlyn April 1, 2011, 10:22 am

    that was pretty lame…

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  • Camille April 1, 2011, 10:28 am

    Happy April Fools! :)

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  • Stace April 1, 2011, 10:28 am

    I really wish this was true for you! if it is not then it was super creative even if you knew everyone would realize it is still super fun. I’d follow you as HTP or WTP!

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  • kim April 1, 2011, 10:28 am

    Reading this in the bathroom at work and laughing my butt off – so creative!

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  • Thais April 1, 2011, 10:34 am

    Let me guess… April’s fool? ;)

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  • Paige April 1, 2011, 10:36 am

    HA either this is the most elaborate April Fool’s joke or you are the luckiest woman aliiiive.

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  • Presley April 1, 2011, 10:38 am

    Lovin’ the new header… hahaha it’s awesome!

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  • Sam @ the neurotic yogini April 1, 2011, 10:39 am

    Happy April Fools! You almost got me playing the lottery though.. ;)

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  • MEgan @ Oatmeal With Sprinkles April 1, 2011, 10:43 am

    Ahh the April fools banner made me laugh!

    I’m so gullible I actually believed the post for a sec!

    Megan

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  • Robyn April 1, 2011, 10:45 am

    I SOOOOO almost forgot it was April 1st. By the time I got to the bottom of your post, I was thinking the post just seemed out of character for you. You’re not one to really put that kind of stuff out there. So, nice one! :0)

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  • Erin D. April 1, 2011, 10:48 am

    Hahahaha! Awesome! I do love the picture of you “in the money” on the header–it’s hilarious!

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  • Heidi April 1, 2011, 10:48 am

    Haha, that was awesome! I believed the first part and then like halfway through I was like, wait… isn’t it april today.. Lol! Good one!

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  • Amy Ramos April 1, 2011, 10:50 am

    You had me going there…although what you plan to do with the money IF you won is nice.

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  • Anne April 1, 2011, 10:50 am

    Loving it! At first I was that it was all of your good karma coing back to you. Then I remembered what day it was. Ha! I had jsut warned my husband to be on the lookout for these things today.

    Thanks for starting my day with a big smile.

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  • Tyler April 1, 2011, 10:52 am

    ahh, you had me until the part about “wealthy tipping point,” lol!

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  • Kristy@RunTheLongRoad April 1, 2011, 10:53 am

    Good April fools joke!

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  • Katie April 1, 2011, 10:53 am

    Hahaha! You really went all out this year! I love your April Fool’s spirit! :) Too bad it’s not true!

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  • Erin @ Big Girl Feats April 1, 2011, 10:53 am

    Instead of Operation Beautiful, you could have a book entitled Operation Billionaire and write things like “Beauty is only skin deep. Unless you’re a billionaire like me and can buy it.”

    ;)

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  • loreejo April 1, 2011, 10:56 am

    you had me until you said the husband fainted! ha ha good one!

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  • Flo (Coconut Chronicles) April 1, 2011, 10:57 am

    LOL!!! Omgosh that header. Haha

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  • Jess@atasteofconfidence April 1, 2011, 11:00 am

    haha omggg.

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  • Amy April 1, 2011, 11:03 am

    BTW my favorite line is “I’m excited to take YOU with me on this awesome journey!!!!” LOL. Follow me and my amazingly rich life!!!!

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  • Marie April 1, 2011, 11:06 am

    HAHA “Wealthy” Tipping Point made my day. Love the header! :)

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  • Bethany April 1, 2011, 11:07 am

    Nicely done! Happy 4/1 to you too. However, I will say that I can’t believe anyone nearly fell for this. You are NOT the type of person who would gloat about something like this if it were true – telling everyone how you are going to jet set across the globe for 6 months and give up what you are passionate about and bragging about it. If anyone thought this was real for a second, they must not know you too well. :) I do love your fun spirit!

    By the way, your header is fabulous!!!

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  • Jennifer April 1, 2011, 11:07 am

    This is awesome!!!

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  • Clare - Never Niche April 1, 2011, 11:08 am

    You’re not fooling me this year, miss! I was ready for you.

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  • Anna April 1, 2011, 11:08 am

    Hahaha, I highly commend the elaborate plan (although I knew from the beginning it was an April Fools…I KNEW you were a prankster at heart! :) I really wish this were true. If so, could I still have the husband give me acupuncture? I guess you won’t be needing the money, so I could get it for free, right? ;)

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  • Leah @ Why Deprive? April 1, 2011, 11:09 am

    I totally gasped out loud when I read this, then I realized it was April Fools Day. lol

    LOVE the header! :)

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  • Laura April 1, 2011, 11:15 am

    FOOLED! My heart was pounding, hand on my chest, mouth open as I read this post. haha I clicked on the title because I was going to email it to my husband and then I noticed the URL said “April Fools”… whomp, whomp… ;-)

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  • anya April 1, 2011, 11:21 am

    you totally got me! my heart rate was right up there with running ;) then i saw the comments… hahaha!

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  • Amber from Girl with the Red Hair April 1, 2011, 11:29 am

    You are the best April Fool-er ever, Caitlin. I bow down to you! (How sweet would it be if this WAS real, though!)

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  • Christy April 1, 2011, 11:36 am

    Hahahah. I am dying over here.

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  • gina (fitnessista) April 1, 2011, 11:37 am

    wealthy tipping point?! that’s the best thing i’ve heard all day
    love

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  • Julie (A Case of the Runs) April 1, 2011, 11:37 am

    Funny… my guess is that you DID win the lottery, though maybe not THAT much $$$.

    I hate April Fools. =/

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  • Sara C. April 1, 2011, 11:40 am

    The new blog header is sooo funny. Well played.

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  • Brittany April 1, 2011, 11:42 am

    You fooled me danggggggg it. I always get suckered in on April Fools Day!

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  • jassy April 1, 2011, 11:43 am

    haha…i did ask you through twitter if you really won the lottery but now that i’ve read the whole post…you’re good … hehe :)

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  • Katie @ peacebeme April 1, 2011, 11:47 am

    April Fool’s! But you had me for real until the I read the post a second time!

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  • Erin April 1, 2011, 11:57 am

    Better than the Big Mac. But I still hate April Fools.

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  • Jaclyn April 1, 2011, 12:07 pm

    Hahah, april fools. *wasn’t.* I liked the big mac. :P <–that fooled me!

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  • Amber K April 1, 2011, 12:10 pm

    The header is absolutely hilarious. Especially the look on your face :)

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  • Katie April 1, 2011, 12:11 pm

    u my dear are good, you had me!

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  • Deva (Voracious Vorilee) April 1, 2011, 12:13 pm

    LMAO. This is a great April Fools Day Joke!

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  • Lauren @ laurenINlawrence April 1, 2011, 12:30 pm

    you are cheesy and ridiculously awesome and that is why i read your blog :)

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  • Sally April 1, 2011, 12:30 pm

    Now, Caitlin, as a devoted reader of your blog, I know you’re just too down to earth to change your domain to wealthytippingpoint.com and be such a “bragger”!

    :)

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  • Lindsey April 1, 2011, 12:47 pm

    Too funny! Thanks for the good laugh! I love the new header, too!!

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  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman April 1, 2011, 12:48 pm

    Bahahaha. Brilliant. I’m giving you a standing ovation.

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  • Andrea @ Run, Eat, Date, Sleep April 1, 2011, 12:51 pm

    I thought about you this morning and last year’s April 1st McDonald’s trip.

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  • colleen April 1, 2011, 12:55 pm

    well done. well done.

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  • Mary (What's Cookin' with Mary) April 1, 2011, 12:56 pm

    Gotta be April Fools… can’t imagine you not writing your book or your husband not working in her new clinc… or changing the name of your blog to wealthy tipping point! ;P You goofer!

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  • Mary (What's Cookin' with Mary) April 1, 2011, 12:56 pm

    meant his (!) new clinc

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  • hippierunner April 1, 2011, 1:04 pm

    You are so funny! The comments of this post are even funnier though! I can’t stop laughing at them.

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  • Stacie @ Imperfectly Healthy April 1, 2011, 1:05 pm

    Wow – that header! :) Haha!

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  • Linz April 1, 2011, 1:08 pm

    Eh..I’m not impressed!

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  • Amber from Girl with the Red Hair April 1, 2011, 1:12 pm

    I know I already commented but I literally CANNOT stop cracking up about this!

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  • Celine April 1, 2011, 1:16 pm

    It didn’t even occur to me that this might be an April fool’s prank until I started reading the comments… How naive am I ?
    As I read your post I thought “omg omg!” too
    Then I was selfish and thought: ” wait, does this mean she’s gonna stop blogging” (very dissapointed face)
    The suspens is killing me…

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  • Charlie April 1, 2011, 1:17 pm

    I totally believed it because of the tweets! Love the header ;).

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  • Jen April 1, 2011, 1:21 pm

    You TOTALLY had me…until I realized it’s April Fools. Good one!

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  • Natalia - a side of simple April 1, 2011, 1:22 pm

    Best header ever :)

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  • delia April 1, 2011, 1:23 pm

    LOL :)

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  • suki April 1, 2011, 1:34 pm

    Oh how I wish! :)

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  • Lauren April 1, 2011, 1:35 pm

    April Fools ;)

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  • ch April 1, 2011, 1:37 pm

    The funniest thing about this is reading through the comments — some people have this hilarious trepidation where they want you to have won the lottery but don’t really believe it, lol.

    I knew the second I saw the new header that it was a joke. Good one though!

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  • Natalie April 1, 2011, 1:51 pm

    OK, you had me for HALF a second, then I saw the new header and I remembered he date. LOL good one!

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  • Amanda (tomboy that wears makeup) April 1, 2011, 2:19 pm

    haha- funny!

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  • monicanelsonfitness April 1, 2011, 2:24 pm

    Happy April Fools! you had me for a good while!

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  • linda@adventuresinexpatland.com April 1, 2011, 2:37 pm

    Caitlyn, you spin a good yarn. No, a GREAT yarn. But no way you would EVER be so tacky as to rename your site Wealthy Tipping Point. Sorry, would’ve been really happy for you, but not buying it.

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  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife April 1, 2011, 2:37 pm

    That was a FABULOUS april fools-wow. You really had me there- I had to read the post TWICE!! haha :) This was hilarious!!

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  • elaine! April 1, 2011, 2:47 pm

    PLEASE keep that header image!!! ROFLOL! XD

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  • Mary @ Bites and Bliss April 1, 2011, 3:25 pm

    …April Fools?! hahaha!!

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  • Christine April 1, 2011, 3:27 pm

    I like the slightly-crazy look in the header.

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  • Danielle April 1, 2011, 3:33 pm

    I believed this for a few seconds before I realized it had to be fake. Not just because it’s April 1st, but because the things that you wrote that you and Kristien would do are just “not you”. I know that sounds silly, but after reading your blog for over a year I think you’d put some money away, but I also think you’d donate quite a bit of it, too!

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  • Alexa @ The Girl In Chucks April 1, 2011, 3:41 pm

    Hilarious!

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  • Megan April 1, 2011, 3:42 pm

    I totally fell for it! Good work :)

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  • stef April 1, 2011, 6:14 pm

    DYING over wealthy tipping point AHAHAHHAHA

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  • stef April 1, 2011, 6:14 pm

    DYING over wealthy tipping point AHAHAHHAHA

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  • Leanne April 3, 2011, 6:58 am

    Just found your blog via Amy @ thentherewere and just wanted to say this is a FANTASTIC prank! Best of luck with your half marathon(today? yesterday? tomorrow? not good with time differences! lol)and I hope that you recover soon!

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  • Lynna April 3, 2011, 9:35 am

    that header is absolutely hilarious!

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