Summer Favorite Things Giveaway!

Ideas to add a little sunshine to your summer.  20 Creative Bloggers share some of their favorite things for summer under $50!

Summer Favorite Things Blog Hop & Giveaway

Last week it suddenly felt like summer- 100 degrees and all!  I’m getting excited to wear flip flops (who am I kidding? In CA I wear flip flops year round!) and dip my toes in the sand at the beach.  I can’t believe how quickly time is flying by this year!

20 creative bloggers have gathered together to share THEIR favorite summer things under $50 AND we are each giving away the basket of our own Favorite Things!! How fun is that?!

Below you will see I went shopping for YOU!  I gathered up some things that I love and make summer more bright and fun in my life.  At the very end of this post, you can enter to win my gift basket of summer goodies! (value approx. $175)

To view closer details and enter to win the other baskets, simply HOP on over to the links below, where you can also enter to win the giveaway on their sites.

Summer Favorite Things Blog Hop

You can enter to win ONE or all TWENTY, what ever looks fun to you.  There’s such a great variety from all the bloggers.  From fun crafty items, home decor, household, jewelry, beauty products and office supplies to snacks, bags, gift cards and so much more!  There’s a little fun for everyone!

 Have fun!

1. Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke | 2. No Biggie | 3. Tatertots and Jello | 4. The Idea Room | 5. TidyMom | 6. Dine & Dish | 7. Skip to My Lou | 8. House of Smiths | 9. I Heart Faces | 10. Nest of Posies | 11. The Inspired Room | 12. Living Locurto | 13. 30 Handmade Days | 14. Picky Palate | 15. Today’s Creative Blog | 16. Live Laugh Rowe | 17. Snap Creativity | 18. My Baking Addiction | 19. Sweet Sugar Belle | 20. FoodieCrush

 

Here’s what to do:

  • Take a quick glance at the collage above
  • Scroll to the bottom of this post to see my giveaway up close with details of my favorite summer things
  • Enter to win my gift basket using the giveaway widget below ($175 value)
  • HOP to all of the other sites to enter to win their gifts and say hello!
  • Look around and enjoy the sites of the 2o creative bloggers–they will not disappoint!  Be sure to tell your friends!

If you are new to 30days and visiting from another blog- welcome!! Get to know a little more about me, check out my printables,  find some delicious recipes, and visit my other ideas.

My Favorite Things Up Close

At first I was stumped on what would go into my favorite things giveaway.  But I went shopping and quickly found the things that make me happy.  Some items are itty bitty and some are bigger.  I had fun picking out a few of my favorite things at the Queen Bee Market too!

Favorite Things from www.thirtyhandmadedays.com

LEFT:  One of my favorite books- The Fault In Our Stars by John Green- I fell in love with the characters in this book.  It was a really quick but fun read. Note: it is centered around a storyline of cancer.  Reading and summer go hand in hand to me! | the Queen Bee Market tote- lightweight and cute, perfect for a beach or pool trip.  Or to put library books in too!  | Dear John- one of my favorite movies.  Anything with Channing Tatum in it gets an ‘A’ from me.  And I love the soundtrack. | the perfect pens because you can never have too many, right?

RIGHT:  Thick, reusable, washable straws will make any summer drink fun | the perfect water glass- a bigger mug with a cute top and straw | Zoku popsicle maker- I was skeptical with this one but got it to try out for my family.  We love it! Any flavor popsicle in 7 mins.  | Take5 bar- I don’t normally like chocolate but love the crunch and caramel of Take5′s.  | LeCreuset rubber scraper – the perfect tool in the kitchen for mixing and stirring

Favorite Things Giveaway from www.thirtyhandmadedays.com

LEFT:  Medium sized v-neck from the Printed Palette (if you’re not a size medium it would make a great gift!)  | cute travel make up bag | Goody rubber bands | Conair 1 1/4″ curling iron – makes great big curls | Gold hoop earrings from World Market  | Maybelline Falsies Mascara  | Pink Grapefruit soap from Karol’s Handmade Soap

RIGHT:  Up close peak at one of my favorite Mi Bazaar Latino bracelets.  I stood at Claudia’s booth forever trying to pick out the perfect one.  This one would go with so many things but is fun too.

I bought every single one of the items listed above.  Nothing was sponsored or donated.  I genuinely love them all! I hope the lucky winner does too. :)

Favorite Summer Things Giveaway from www.thirtyhandmadedays.com

SUMMER FAVORITE THINGS GIVEAWAY FROM THIRTY HANDMADE DAYS:

I would like to send my Favorite Summer Things basket (approx value $175) to one lucky 30days reader!

HOW to ENTER:

To enter this giveaway, leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite part about summer, then simply complete the steps in the giveaway widget below:
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If you don’t see the widget, be patient because it might take a minute to load (especially with Internet Explorer 9).

This giveaway is open to US residents only and you must be 18 yrs or older.  Thanks! Winner will be chosen May 26th.
Thanks so much for playing and good luck!
Before you go— I have another giveaway going on this week!

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Comments

    • Beth Kantor says

      I am looking forward to getting my life back. I have Multiple Sclerosis and am on a new medications and my kids and I are motivated to get the clutter out and craft projects back in!

  1. Dawn Renee' says

    My favorite thing about summer is the birds chirping through my open window, natures alarm clock at its finest!

  2. Rachel Jacobson says

    I live in the Midwest and have to wait the winter out to get to summer. When it finally comes, I enjoy hiking, watersports, and BBQ picnics with my family & friends.

  3. Blanca says

    Looking forward to just having some time with my family. A lot of time with my oldest who is starting kindergarten in the fall. :(

    Thank you!

  4. Joelle says

    i’m looking forward to sleeping in, rather than getting up at 6am to make sure kids are ready for the school bus.

  5. Nicole P. says

    My favorite part of summer is watching the kids run around while sipping on some iced tea and reading a good book.

  6. Patty says

    My favorite thing is the long days…at the pool, at home. It matters not!

    Thank you for the opportunity!

  7. Sherri says

    I <3 SANDALS! I live in the Rocky Mountains and we only have summer for 3-4 months, while wearing those winter boots my toes cry out for the summer sandal weather.

  8. Trulie says

    I LOVE summer! This year I’m most looking forward to catching up on all my leisure reading! :)

  9. says

    i am looking forward to seeing the lightning bugs! we moved and i’m so excited about living in a place where these buggers live!

  10. Grace says

    My favorite summer things are playing tennis, reading (book lover forever!), hanging out with friends, and cooking and baking! :)

    Plus, not school is definitely a bonus!
    -Grace :)

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your giveaway! Too cute for words! :)
    And I’ve heard amazing things about the ZOKU! :)

  11. Nadine B says

    I love being outside soaking up the sun.
    I am most looking forward to a 2 week vacation with family to NW Montana!

  12. Peg E says

    11 day of teaching left then on vacation! traveling to the western national park:) (BTW at school I am the Queen Bee and the students are the worker bees:)

  13. amy wechsler says

    Hello- love this giveaway blog hop. My favorite part about summer is longer days and beach fun- finding shells, picnics with my little boys, watching the waves. The beautiful sunsets– that’s more than one thing.

  14. Maggie Wallace says

    I’m most looking forward to relaxing on the beach and catching some rays and family time!

  15. says

    Summer vacations is what I am looking forward to. This summer we are going from the Midwest to the Northwest, so excited to show our boys the ocean!

  16. Amanda Christensen says

    I am most looking forward to sleeping In a bit this summer because my kids will be out of school!

  17. Anjie Behunin says

    I am most looking forward to NOT having a schedule and to being able to take the time to workout again.

  18. AlisonB says

    I love late nights and sleeping in. I love that there is NO HOMEWORK. I love that if we don’t get something done today, we have tomorrow. And tomorrow. And tomorrow. Until it’s back to school again…

  19. sandra gest says

    I love not being cold. I also love your giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win such great stuff.

  20. Errin Brown says

    My favorite thing about summer is spending the time with my kiddos and gardening. In a few weeks my daughter is graduating high school and we have a senior trip planned to Cabo, Mexico. Our first time traveling out of the United States and we are both very excited.

  21. Alison Douglas says

    Getting in the garden with my little ones. I think I get more excited about tiny squash than they do:)

  22. Shelby A. says

    I’m looking forward to sno-cones and laying out on the trampoline watching for shooting stars!

  23. Kathy Ashenfelter says

    I LOVE spending time with family. I love cooking for them and bringing out all the fun gadgets and dishes I have accumulated over the years. I love the Zuku! omg!

  24. Carianne Cordova says

    My favorite thing about summer is being able to spend the hot afternoons in my pool floating on a raft. Add in a yummy margarita and its a great day!!

  25. Katie G says

    Camping at the lake!! Being able to wake up put our suits in spending the whole day skiing, tubing, and swimming. Then finishing the day with a campfire with good friends and cold beer!!!! OMG!! I can’t wait!!!

  26. Jay Barber says

    My favorite thing for the summer is…. NO MORE CARPOOL! I love being with my children, especially out enjoying the sun! Summer is a time for relaxation!

  27. Stephanie says

    My favorite part of summer is that I get to see my sister & her kids!! She lives far away, but comes home every July! We do crafts, we paint rooms, we cook, we slip-n-slide, we drink too much Dr Pepper & just enjoy every moment together!

  28. Shayna says

    I love having my kids home in the summer. I’m so excited to not have a routine and just have fun with them!

  29. nancy d says

    shorts, tank tops, flipflops and fresh veggies and fruits! Late nights reading in bed and listening to the crickets chirping. Road trips!

  30. Rachel M. says

    Watermelon with a touch of salt! My favorite! And looking forward to lazy days and my sons first real summer where he can walk and play and be a toddler! He has a big sister that takes him on lots of adventures and lets him play tea party too! Love my kids and love summertime!!!!

  31. Nicole Kiyohiro says

    My favorite part about summer is watching my little boy (now four years old) eating a cold treat after a long day at the beach. Seeing his smile after a perfect day in the sun full of waves, laughs, and family is what makes my entire summer.

  32. Jessica says

    I live in FL. So the heat definitely puts a damper on things; but I love thunder storms! (As long as I’m not out in them ;) ) and I love being staff at a CEF youth training camp :)

  33. Christy George says

    I am such a summer girl!! My favorite thing is of course the warm days and evenings and getting my vegetable garden going!

  34. katie morphew says

    One of my summer favorite things is Estee Lauder bronze goddess bronzer….it’s amazing! I hope to win our bag of amazing favorites! :)

  35. says

    I love grilling and now that my husband got a new smoker I love smoking food… but most of all I love eating it all!

  36. Jessy says

    Wow it would be amazing to win this giveaway! I’m really looking forward to a girls trip with my mom and sister this summer. And of course indulging in loads of summer time treats :D

  37. says

    I enjoy sleeping in and letting my boys sleep as late as they want. We make almost no plans and see where the day takes us. This summer we are also celebrating the 1 year anniversary of my mom’s kidney transplant. My cousin gave her the best gift of all last summer.
    Sara

  38. Bonnie silver says

    I love the summer time, especially June. If my husband and I are here together at that time (he’s had 6 heart attacks already and is only 57) it means we made it another year on our marriage. This June 20 will be 32 years for us (and this is the first marriage for both of us). We have 2 daughters and 3 beautiful granddaughters and 2 4-legged babies.

  39. Tara L. says

    I love the end of a long summer day when my kids smell like sunscreen, chlorine and bon fire smoke. Great giveaway, btw.

  40. Amber says

    Oh my, such a cute selection of awesome goodies! LOVE. My favorite thing about summer is the scent of the flowers, the warm wind, the beautiful colors, and the sunshine! :) We are going to California this summer for vacation, and we can’t wait! Thanks very much.

  41. Sandi H says

    What a fabulous giveaway! Summer means those cool evening breezes and long long days of sunshine!

  42. Gloria says

    My favorite thing about summer is that there is no snow between where I live (south of Albuquerque) and where my son lives (west of Laramie WY) so we can travel up to Wyoming to see the three granddaughters! We’ll be going up in early June to take them to Yellowstone National Park for the two older girls (who will be almost 3 and 5) to see the buffalo. The baby will be almost 9 months old

    Then , the end of July, my daughter, who lives in San Francisco) will be renting a house near Denver so that her brother, sister in law and the three little girls can drive down and we can drive up and celebrate the summer birthdays (Five birthdays!) and take the little girls to Santa’s Village in Colorado Springs.

    I’ll have time with my children and grandchildren. How much more fantastic can summer be – other than winning some prizes to share? A great book for me to read as I recover from playing with little girls, a movie to watch with my daughter and daughter in law while the guys do guy stuff and little girls are napping. Then the girls can wake up to have some frozen treats – which would be great for a teething baby!

    Thanks for the chance to win some goodies!

  43. Karin Ridlehoover says

    I live in Minnesota, and we had an extremely long winter (9 inches of snow just a couple of weeks ago!), so I am definitely looking forward to some nice, HOT weather and some days at the beach with my 4 kiddos!!

  44. Julie A. Shearer says

    Great giveaway ! My summer passion is flower gardening . I love having my hands in the the dirt . Thank you for a chance to win.

  45. says

    Gosh it’s so hard to think about summer when it is still snowing but i really just can’t wait for sitting on the beach reading until all hours of the night as it never gets dark here in the summer.

  46. Erica B says

    What I look forward to the most this summer is spending time with my husband before he deploys in July. (USMC)

  47. Nikki Hartman says

    I am looking forward to taking a break from a tough year of teaching. My husband and I are turning my middle son’s room, who went into the Army, into my own craft room. I am so excited to have a place for me and all the things I love!!

  48. Kaitlyn says

    My favorite part of the summer is laying in the sun and playing in the creek with my son. So much fun :D

  49. Jen S. says

    I’m looking forward to going back East to visit my friends for the first time in almost 2 years.

  50. Cathy k. says

    Love the long days of summer, the extra daylight hours give us time together to enjoy the outdoors after a long day at the office.

  51. Melissa says

    I am most looking forward to spending more time outdoors with family and my daughters birthday in July :)

  52. Brandi B. says

    Time to read, time in the pool with my kiddos and crafting with my bestie. [she's a teacher so she's off for the summer : ) ]

  53. Danielle W says

    I’m excited to have all if my boys home with no set schedule to follow! Yay for no morning rush! I’m hoping to do one pin a day. Plus a few lazy days.

  54. Allison says

    Since I teach, my favorite part of summer is visiting family and friends and just having some good ole fashioned ‘me time’. Road trips and summer concerts/festivals are what dreams are made of!

  55. Jenna Sturrock says

    My favourite things about summer is being able to just sit outsidee and soak up the sun and get a great tan and also go for my morning runs outside now. Playing in the sand box with my nephew and tons more. I love summer!!!!

  56. says

    I love not having to drive so much, free summer days to go to the beach, walk in the sand, swim in the water, eat watermelon, read books, be lazy, move slowly…all of it.

  57. Michelle Shellby says

    So looking forward to sleeping in & not having to wake kids up early for school anymore!!
    Yeah summertime !!

  58. Chacoy says

    The weather and just being able to lay a blanket outside on the grass watching clouds, reading or laughing at the kids playing!
    Thank you for the opportunity(;

  59. says

    The joy on my kids faces when they get to play outside during summer. They love running in the sprinklers and eating popsicles outside. The cool summer nights are so much fun to spend with friends and family. I absolutely love summer.

  60. Kim says

    I love summer because I get a break from the daily schedule grind. Also, it’s a great time to take trips!

  61. Jeni says

    My favorite thing is spending time with my family, lazy summer days, flip flops, lemonade, strawberries……

  62. says

    My favorite part about Summer is going on vacation or laying out by the pool. I’m extra excited about this summer because I just had a baby in March and I’m loving all the new adventure we get to experience with her and can’t wait to take her to our two favorite places this summer: Kauai and Panguitch, UT! :) Thanks for hosting such a fun giveaway!

  63. Brittany W says

    I love being outside at nighttime! Its the best option in the desert, but it just feels so summery ;)

  64. says

    Sunshine, pool, bbqs! WIsh I could say time off from school, but my daughter is in year round :( she only gets like 3 1/2 weeks off in July!

  65. Beth F says

    One of my favorite things about summer is that we don’t have the morning rush routine, it’s so nice when school is out!

  66. Emily McCallister says

    What I love about summer is being able to spend more time with my two boys outside, especially going to the lake and camping :)

  67. Cara F. says

    Flip flops, sunshine, and harvesting the “fruits” of our labor in our organic veggie garden! Would love to add ‘eating quick, homemade, all natural popsicles’ to the list! ; ) Thank you for the great giveaway!

  68. Marie says

    My favorite thing about summer is getting out of the big city and spending time with my family in the country.

  69. Y A says

    I love all the fresh and delicious fruits. I can’t wait to take my daughter to a berry farm this year.

  70. Anne says

    I’m looking forward to seeing my family! We’ve lived away from our extended families, so we don’t see them very often, but wwe’re spending the entire summer with them this year, and I can’t wait!

  71. teresa t. says

    My favorite part of summer is the longer days of sunshine. My daughter and I love to play outside and do all the messy and creative things we dreamt about in the colder and wet weather.

  72. Kristiina says

    I love not being on a schedule and all the quality time that I get with the kids. Lazy days at the beach!

  73. Kelly W says

    I love summer – the flowers, the green grass, the warm sunshine, being outside every day! I live in ME so the winters are super long, but the summer makes it all worth it!

  74. kim b says

    The slower vibe of summer. Days are a little longer you actually have time to enjoy the day after work, while swimming in the pool is a happy bonus.

  75. Jessica Laubis says

    Summer= growing my own food, gardening, the sound of cicadas, meals in the backyard with my family and sidewalk chalking.

  76. Sue says

    My favorite thing about summer is the slower pace I can enjoy! If I want to spend the morning gardening, I can. If I want to read a book, I can. If I feel like lunch with friends, I can. Cheers to summer!

  77. Shelly says

    After a long, cold winter, I’m looking forward to spending time outside in the sunshine this summer!

  78. Rachel Jantzi says

    I love summer so much….playing outside with kids, making Popsicles, cottaging, beaches, sand castles, patios. It’s the best!!!

  79. says

    I can’t wait for vacation with my family. Heading down to Florida’s west coast beaches. Our biggest decisions will be whether to go to the beach first or the pool!

  80. Olivia says

    My favorite thing is definitely getting to spend time with all my friends who were in school all year. I had a lot of friends leave for college in the fall, so now they’re all coming back and we get to hang out after being apart for six months and it just makes me happy :)

  81. Karen S says

    My favorite thing about summer is finally having the time to read all those books that you wait all school year to finally read just for yourself!

  82. Donna Ingalls says

    My favorite thing about summer is reading the huge pile of books that I have accumulated all year while relaxing at the pool.
    The thing I am most looking forward to this summer is the birth of our second grandchild.

  83. Andrea says

    My favorite thing about summer is that the kids are home from school and we keep busy by going on different “adventures”!

  84. darla says

    i love to sit out side in chair with great cup of coffee and my bible early in day before it to hot because in south it get hot very fast no trip planed this summer just love all you pickout for your giveaway . tthank you so much well it monday here so i wish u all great new week have fun play when you can

  85. Cassandra says

    I love going swimming at our local parks. There is just something about making sandwiches and stuffing the picnic basket for a fun day at the park!

  86. Julie Johnson says

    I am looking forward to letting my kids sleep in a little later in the mornings and a more relaxed morning without having to get to school on time.

  87. Sarah Younker says

    My favorite thing about summer, is sleeping in and ice cream and swimming and spending time with my kids with no distractions.

  88. Nikki S says

    My favorite thing about summer is sitting on the patio at night with a cold fruity girlie drink in hand and just enjoy the long summer nights (especially when I have a great book to read)!

  89. Jill says

    I’m most looking forward to watching my husband and daughter play softball this summer. And also our trip to Florida in July.

  90. Andrea E. says

    The bracelet is so beautiful! It would be perfect with any summer outfit! Thanks for the
    fun giveaway!!!

  91. Carolyn McClimon says

    I am so looking forward to lazy evenings sipping margaritas on the porch with my husband and cats.

  92. susie orr says

    I am most looking forward to trips to the beach, and going on bike rides through town..and garage sales!

  93. says

    We’re getting our 3 season room (Which is rotting due to the original home owners hanging the windows upside down) turned into a covered patio. Sounds boring but I’m excited to finally be able to use this space!

  94. Carrie says

    My favorite thing about summer is spending unscheduled time with the kids! Swimming anytime we feel like it and staying up late!

  95. Kelly says

    This Summer is extra special for us, it’s our first Summer with our, now 4 month old, son!! I cannot wait to get him to the beach or a pool!!!

  96. elizabeth says

    my favorite thing about summer is no morning stress of getting the kids off to school! we’re looking forward to making our yard look nice and camping and beach trips.

  97. Laura says

    My favorite thing is walking in the grass barefoot – the simple things. I’m most looking forward to long weekends at the cottage.

  98. Sabrina Avanceña says

    I love planning adventures with my friends like going Dolphin watching or hiking through a waterfall.

  99. Ashley S. says

    My favorite thing about summer (besides fabulous summer giveaways!) is taking long road trips in the warm summer sun! This summer, I plan to go to Maine for some white water rafting!

  100. Bunny says

    I’m a summer birthday gal (Leo FTW) and I go to the beach for a few days every summer, just to soak up the sun, get a little salt in my hair, and just decompress. It’s hard to love summer when you live in humid Louisiana, but going to Florida makes it all better.

  101. Peggy Hopkins says

    I like picking the produce fresh from the garden and eating it when it’s only minutes old.

  102. Angie Nunez (@sup3rmom) says

    my favorite thing about summer is the noise from all 3 of my kids being home (2 are home from college), meeting my sweet beautiful niece for the first time (poor thing lives in hawaii), and going on my first cruise!

  103. alicia k says

    my favorite thing about summer is spending more time outside, and i’m looking forward to spending time with friends & family!

  104. Paige says

    I like the slower pace of life over the summer. I work outside the home and my kids spend most of the summer at camps but there are less activities, no homework, and lots of time at the pool!

  105. says

    I LOVE that the vineyard near our house has a farmer’s market, dancing, and wine tasting on Thursdays – can’t wait for some girl’s nights! I’m most looking forward to introducing our new baby boy to all of our summer traditions :)

  106. Leann Lindeman says

    love the warm sunny days of summer. I am looking forward to vacation even though we don’t know where we are going yet!

  107. says

    My favorite thing about summer… not having to get up at 6am every day :) well, at least not needing the alarm, the kids or the dogs will usually wake me up earlier than I would like ;)

  108. jacalyn williamson says

    love playing outside with my kids…this summer we are going to Disney can’t wait!!

  109. Amy C says

    I’m looking forward to lazy days at the pool with my kids and our family beach vacation. I love that t-shirt :)

  110. Teri Smith says

    Summer is an amazing time with family & friends enjoying the great outdoors! Love your favorites!

  111. says

    favorite thing? everything! My girls get to be outside. we have horrible winters, so getting them out of the house; to do things like zoo, pool, ect. The zoo is our favorite!! :)

  112. Paola says

    I am most excited about going to the lake, reading, riding my bike with my fiancee, and running with my dog!

  113. Kristin O says

    I can’t wait to spend some time in the warm weather! It’s been a long winter here in Iowa!

  114. Rilee says

    It’s been about 2 years since we were able to camp last so I am looking forward to camping in the great outdoors!

  115. Gail McMurray says

    I’m looking forward to spending time with my grandkids and I love that cherries are in season.

  116. kim b says

    My favorite thing about summer is longer days to be outside and enjoy more family time. Love you blog.

  117. Carly R says

    I love all the fun outdoor activities, BBQs, swimming, hiking, etc. Looking forward to doing all this with my family!

  118. Brandy Flora says

    My fave thing about summer is sleeping in and I’m looking forward to having all my kiddos together!

  119. April says

    My favorite thing about Summer is the beach and being with family. Relaxing and watching the kids have fun.

  120. Tammie says

    What I love about summer is not having to rush out the door for school! I love having the kids at home!

  121. Laura says

    The amount of produce our veggie garden makes and what we end up doing with all of our veggies…pickling, canning or trying to figure out what to make with dinner using what we just picked. It’s awesome!

  122. Kristin Guth says

    My favorite thing about summer is a mason jar filled with lemonade, and the fact that I’m getting married :)

  123. sarah says

    My favorite thing about summer is warm weather and the opportunity to go on family hikes and bike rides!

  124. Michelle Djamoos says

    I am really looking forward to taking advantage of the weather and extra daylight hours by exploring some local treasures I’ve been meaning to get around to: a lavender farm, strawberry picking, local ice cream shop, and camp grounds near an observatory.

  125. Carolyn Benik says

    my favorite part about summer is all the popsicles – My kids won’t eat them in the cold winter, but I love to make different flavors! :)

  126. Sandy says

    My favorite thing about summer is laying by the pool with a good book and a good drink! Love spending time by the pool with my family.

  127. Heather says

    Honestly. one of my favorite things about summer is not having to wake up and pack three school lunches. ;)

  128. Elle says

    My favourite part about summer is the long warm evenings. Where you can just be outside with friends chatting and listening to music, camp-fire blazing. Beautiful!

  129. says

    I’m looking forward to a quick trip to Washington state for my nieces 1st birthday, and an end of summer trip thought Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas to take my oldest to his first year of college. I’m not ready, but I’m excited for him to start the next chapter of his life.

  130. Lanae W. says

    I love to swim and be outdoors! Can’t wait for dirtbiking and camping too! and Family parties!

  131. Lindsay Shepard says

    Love the style items. I am looking forward to putting together and hosting a shabby chic garden tea party for all of my best girl friends.

  132. Rhiannon Metzger says

    My favorite thing about summer is getting outside with my twins. We tend to get cabin fever during the winter here in CO. :)

  133. brianna peterson says

    i cant wait to enjoy my first summer in Washington state with my two kiddos and husband :)

  134. Shelby Bacon says

    I love summer so much that I moved to Florida so I could have summer year around! I feel more alive with the ocean winds blowing in my face!!

  135. Melanie Fraser says

    favorite summertime things? just some good ol’ fashioned family time in the yard! we like to make up games together & play for hours. water, sand, bubbles, sno-cones, picnics… laaaaazy summertime days are my favorite!!! ;)

  136. Angela Green says

    I’m looking forward to spending more time with my kids and sleeping in a bit this summer!

  137. Caryn says

    What I am most looking forward to this summer is moving to Orlando, Florida to go and work for Disney World!

  138. Susan Broughton says

    I am most looking forward to all the fresh fruit and vegetables that will be available for us to eat and canning to put away to have for the winter. Nothing tastes better than produce that is freshly grown and not from the store

  139. Kelly S says

    My favorite thing about summer is all the fresh fruit and I am looking forward to our yearly trips to CA and NY to visit family! Thanks for the chance to win!

  140. Natalie says

    I love the days outside with my family. I love all the fresh produce. I hope to spend time with my niece.

  141. Amy Hairr says

    My favorite things are having bbqs with friends and taking my kids fishing, swimming, camping, and visiting their cousins at my parents’ house. We already made a summer checklist with about 100 things we want to do this summer. It’s going to be an awesome summer!

  142. Krystle says

    I can’t wait for summer BBQ’s and bonfires with family and friends. Also I of course love the warmth of summer, especially after a long, cold Minnesota winter!

  143. Michelelynne says

    I love the sunshine! What I’m most looking forward to is a trip to Colorado with my best friends — horseback riding, white water rafting, a spa day — Doesn’t that sound awesome?!!

  144. Autumn says

    I’m looking forward to a les hectic schedule with the kids, and hopefully some of our days will end at the beach too, those are the best!

  145. Laurie (Cookie Bliss) says

    Fave thing about summer is that it’s vacation time! This summer I will be going to Hawaii for the first time! :)

  146. Stephanie says

    My favorite thing about summer is getting to spend more time with my kids. Things are always so rushed during the school year. It’s nice to slow down.

  147. Laura says

    My favorite thing is to spend time at the beach with my family. The kids love it soooo much and like it when are not on a time table and just kinda go with the flow!

  148. Lisa says

    One of my favorite summer things is sitting outside at night, either by a campfire or bonfire, or just watching the stars.

  149. Jessica Piekenbrock says

    My favorite thing about summer is going to all of the festivals. Just love walking by all of the arts and crafts and eating delicious food!

  150. Crystal Andersen says

    One of my favorite things is having BBQ’s with friends and family! Also I love the warm weather!! :)

  151. Stephanie J says

    I LOVE summer easiness. And I am looking forward to starting my Teaching Fellowship in AZ, so Hopefully I can keep the easy breezy-ness of summer still.

  152. Chelsea says

    I love the warm summer nights sitting outside with the hubby, watching the sunset. This summer we are heading to Disney and can’t wait!

  153. Megan says

    Playing in the little blow up pool and sprinkler with my daughter every day. It just doesn’t get any better than that!

  154. Jennie P. says

    I love everything about Summer, except the blazing heat! I’m looking forward to my first harvest of raspberries!

  155. Kathee VZ says

    Leave one comment saying what your favorite thing is about summer or what you are most looking forward to this summer!

    Warm Weather, Swimming, Fishing, 4th of July!

  156. Melanie says

    My favorite parts about summer are long days and the food! Fresh fruit and veggies and lots of stuff on the grill!

  157. Alison says

    I am looking forward to wearing sundresses every day and going swimming in the creek by my dad’s house in the mountains!

  158. Theresa Merkling says

    Nice giveaway – spending my summer working but enjoying the warmth and color of the season.

  159. Kellie S. says

    I am looking forward to the weather. It has been oddly chilly here in the south for the spring. I am looking forward to the nice hot days that I can spend at the beach or under the shade tree reading a book.

  160. Nancy Luebke says

    I like the warmer weather, not having to put on extra layers to go outside, seeing flowers, having fresh vegetables and seeing flowers blooming.

  161. marcy westphal says

    my fa thing about summer is the longer days. The more light you have the more time you get to spend with family and friends, more time to just be outside enjoying the sunshine.

  162. Ashley C says

    I am looking forward to the smell of fresh cut alfalfa. I know, weird. I grew up next to an alfalfa field and one of my favorite memories is falling asleep to the sound of sprinklers and the smell of fresh cut alfalfa. Now I am married to a farmer, so life is good. :)

  163. Jorshua says

    I am looking forward to trying new recipes during summer but sometimes for a break the Popsicle maker would be so convenient!

  164. Rebecca Schembri says

    I live in Sunny Malta and it’s too hot in summer but I still look forward to it so I can spend some time with my loved ones! But this summer I’m looking even more forward to it cause I have a lot of cookie-ing and cookie decorating to teach myself!

    And I can’t wait to try on my polka dot bikini!!

  165. Elizabeth W says

    I’m most looking forward to several projects I’ve had to wait all winter to start. Also sunshine and breaking out the bright colors for summer!

  166. Robyn G says

    I love the longer days of summer. I plan on getting some much needed DIY projects done around the house. Thanks for the giveaway.

  167. Patty says

    What a great giveaway! I’m a teacher so I’m most looking forward to being home with my kids this summer – although I’m usually singing a different tune by the end of the summer. ;)

  168. Anna W says

    I am really looking forward to the beach days, bikini tans, and summer breezes. Oh that, and bright colors and sunshine! Sometimes all you need is a little UV and you’re good to go….though not too much haha!

  169. Susan says

    I love watermelon, fireflies, the Fourth of July, longer days and just enjoying being with friends and family!

  170. Marléna says

    I’m looking forward to just hanging out with the kids. I miss them when they’re in school and running here and there.

  171. Heather Braun says

    Long summer nights. Jumping in the pool. Bonfires. Sno cones. Friends and Family. Hanging out at the River, and Football season being closer. lo

  172. Carrie Ross says

    I love the summer thunder storms in Utah! I am looking forward to my first triathlon in 3 weeks and my first half marathon in August!

  173. Becca says

    One of my favorite things about summer is just having lazy days with the kiddos and just being able to relax. Thanks for the chance!

  174. Rachel says

    I am SO looking forward to having all three kiddos all to myself! I love lazy summer days with my favorite people!

  175. Callie Sitek says

    My favorite part of summer is sitting outside in the warm evenings watching the fireflies light up the trees!

  176. shawn miller says

    With 2 of my children getting married and one starting a new career, I plan on spending as much time as possible with my children while I still can!!

  177. sara d. says

    there is so much to love about summer…a shorter list is what don’t I love! :)
    I guess it is basically the sunshine and goodtimes!

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