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

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

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


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


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:
a Rafflecopter giveaway

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!

Hi- I'm Mique (as in Mickey). I started 30days as an idea file a few years ago. After three years and hundreds of ideas, I now realize that I'll never check them all off my list. When I'm not creating, I love spending time with family and friends and long drives, especially if they end at the beach.

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  2. Mia J says

    I am looking forward to taking my daughter on her first airplane ride this summer.

  3. Christina says

    My favorite thing about summer is not having to use my stove. Grilling FTW!