Summer Favorite Things Giveaway!

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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:
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!

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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!

  4. says

    This is my first summer in VA and I plan on enjoying it to the fullest!! Festival’s, Farmer’s Markets, etc!

  5. Shelee Brim says

    I am looking forward to our first grandson! Our daughter’s husband is deployed to Afghanistan, so I arrived here in NC for the summer. I can’t wait to be a Grandma!

  6. Heather says

    Planning on swim lessons for my 3 year old. Can’t wait to take her to go play in the water without screaming.

  7. Lisa Knarr Valles says

    I am happy that my kids will be out of school for the summer!!! I miss them during the school year!!!!

  8. Connie Lee says

    I love the warm weather, flowers and gardens growing, and getting to go on trips and picnics. I’m looking forward to a vacation trip to a log cabin in the NC mountains in June.

  9. Hannah H says

    This has been such a long winter .. I’m just looking forward to some nice hot and sunny weather! :)

  10. Lesley M. says

    My favorite thing about summer is swimming, camping, and just spending as much time as possible outside!

  11. says

    I’m really looking forward to taking my kids on a road trip this summer: Grand Canyon, a ghost town, Carlsbad Caverns, and an abandoned airfield…. just to name a few. I’ve got the Clark Griswold family vacation handbook all ready!

  12. Quartknee King says

    I’m looking forward to moving from Washington to Michigan with my cat, dog, and boyfriend!

  13. Tanya Gal says

    i am looking forward to spending a relaxing summer with our youngest daughters before they go off to college & i become an empty nester. no pressure of school or extra curricular activities, just their good company :)

  14. Kimberly Kalil says

    Not having to rush in the mornings. With no school we can move at a slower pace.

  15. Ashley C says

    I’m looking forward to visiting different local parks with my kids and going to the beach a lot!

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

  16. lynne says

    First ever blog hop and contest entry. Looking forward to checking out your site more and the others that are participating as well. Fun!

  17. says

    My favorite part about summer is getting to hang out with my boys. No thinking about whether they got their schoolwork done or what I need to be planning for their work. (we homeschool) We just get to hang out and play!

  18. JenniferB says

    I am looking forward to long hot days with plenty of sunshine and homegrown veggies

  19. Maria says

    What I look forward the most about summer is finally being able to go with my friends on vacation without our parents!!!

  20. Chua Yi Xin says

    I’m sooo looking forward to hanging out at the beach with all my friends! <3

  21. Alyssa H says

    I love summer. It’s my favorite season and this giveaway has many of my own personal favorites : )

  22. kresta underwood says

    My favorite thing about summer is sharing summer nights & fireworks at Sea World with my family.

  23. Cath Taylor says

    What an awesome basket! I love getting out in the sunshine to garden–harvesting veggies and watching the flowers grow.

  24. Heidi Ashe says

    My favorite thing about summer is no work and time with my kiddos!! (I’m a teacher.) :)

  25. says

    I look forward to being around any kind of water–the pool, beach, water park, lake, ocean–whatever, as long as it’s wet and sunny!

  26. Shannon says

    I’m looking forward to summer nights, Iced tea and a good book on the patio

  27. Kristi says

    I’m looking forward to hanging with my friends and experimenting with some recipes

  28. Nicole Marie says

    thing I’m looking more forward to this summer is seeing my family next month

  29. Cori says

    We just planted our first garden at a local community garden. Can’t wait to eat fresh produce and enjoy the outdoors as we take care of our garden this summer!

  30. Britney Wilson says

    I love getting to spend more time with friends and family, and this summer I am going on my first trip to Canada :D

  31. Tracey Forrest says

    Im Looking forward to spending time quality time with my husband and our boys,go swimming,having cookouts with family and friends,having picnics at the park and walking with my husband and boys to go to the Grocery Store to get supper almost every day:)Thank you so much for the chance:(

  32. Courtney M says

    My favorite thing about summer is the weather! I’m excited to have picnics, spend weekends at the flea market, and do some hiking.

  33. Laura Donohoo says

    My favorite thing about Summer is being able to visit with family and friends and going to the beach!

  34. kate m. says

    looking forward to LOTS of time outside. beach, bbq, time with friends…what could be better than that?!

  35. says

    OMG Mique! did you read my wishlist?? No kidding 70% of the things you are giving away are in my wishlist, john green book, 1 1/4″ curling iron, Zoku, this is best giveaway ever! thanks so much for the chance to win!! Winning would be like the best thing ever!
    For this summer I’m planning to spend more time with my family and friends! (Crafting and Scapbooking can’t not be in my summer plans either lol)
    Thanks again for the chance to win!!
    PS: I will dream with this giveaway until you announce the winner lol

  36. Meche says

    I’m looking forward to finishing some projects, cooking yummy things for my kids, and just having more time for my self. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  37. says

    My favorite summer thing is the sun. I live in the Pacific Northwest, so after 8 months of rain, I can’t wait to see the sun!

  38. says

    Hello, favorite summer pastime is spending time at my mother’s pool on hot summer afternoons. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  39. Emma says

    So many summer favorites: I’m looking forward to a family trip to San Diego and summer camp for the kids!

  40. Krista W. says

    My favorite thing about summer is more sunshine/longer days… and I’m most looking forward to kayaking!

  41. says

    As a teacher, my favorite part of the summer is THE FACT THAT ITS SUMMER!!! However, this year in particular, I can’t wait to take my little munchkin swimming and share our birthdays together (we both celebrate on July 1st,,,Woot!)!!!

  42. Brittany says

    Cant wait to look at the rest of your blog! I am a first time home owner and I need all the ideas and help I can get!

  43. Elizabeth says

    Love going stawberry picking with my boys! July 4th and popsicles on hot days!
    Love your giveaway!

  44. says

    My favorite thing about summer is more free time (I work as a school aide so I am off work summers) for reading, baking, hanging out with the kids, and just being lazy!

  45. Sarah G says

    If tonight counts as summer, I am excited to go camping (in the backyard) with my daughters for the first time!

  46. Mercedes Cassity says

    No more schedules!!! Just my own. And so much more time together. Vacation is planned.

  47. says

    My favorite thing about summer and what i’m most looking forward to, is my kiddos being home from school so we have lots of time to have fun together!!

  48. Heather Haugen says

    I am looking forward to more time with my kids and grilling outside!

    Heather Haugen

  49. Mara Yager says

    I am looking forward to being able to take the kids outside every day and having less socks to wash :) Thanks!

  50. Jessica A says

    I am looking forward to my trip to Italy in July!!! Wine tasting in Tuscany…Yes Please!

  51. Molli says

    I am looking forward to a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Europe with my kids! Visiting my sister and her family- haven’t hugged them since they moved abroad last year!

  52. Aleisha says

    I am looking forward to my husband’s grilling and playing outside with my son!

  53. Ashley R says

    I’m most looking forward to spending time with my littles out in the sun!

  54. Renee says

    My favorite thing about summer is just spending time outdoors, whether watching the birds and squirrels, or fishing.

  55. Katy says

    I am lucky enough to be given the opportunity to study abroad in London this summer, so I’m finalizing plans and will be heading across the pond in a few weeks!!!

  56. Jackie K says

    My favorite thing about Summer is the sunshine and enjoying with my little girls. We just don’t see enough sun here in the northwest. :)

  57. bridgette geise-cronin says

    The smell of freshly mown grass, early morning sunshine and late night fun, flipflops and margaritas by the pool :)

  58. Amanda Rauch says

    I just love the lazy days-being home with my loved ones-this will be the first summer i do not have to work in over 15 years! I am so looking forward to it!!!

  59. laurie nykaza says

    Were going to the beach and staying for the week with family and friends

  60. Melissa Norwood says

    I am just looking forward to warm weather! We have had about 3 days of warm weather, the rest in the 50s!!! We need some sun to brighten our days!

  61. Anne says

    I run the activities for my church group, I am excited for backyard movie nights, and swimming! Also making s’mores with my family!

  62. Jenny T says

    favorite things:husband and boy, outside play, fountain drinks, pool, and smores!

  63. amy e craft says

    My favorite thing about summer is that I have the summer off lol!!! I will be spending the summer with my daughter! So excited!

  64. says

    My favorite part of summer has always been going to the beach for a week with our family. We spend a lot of time together and I get a lot of reading in. It’s just lovely and relaxing.

  65. says

    I’m looking forward to have 3 months without needing to think about homework, wearing shorts, and being outside 24/7! Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

  66. Lori Ann says

    I love the foods we eat in summer, from fresh fruits of all kinds to thickly sliced garden fresh tomato sandwiches. Yum!

  67. ACMommy3 says

    I am sooo looking forward to lazy days at home, pool trips and visiting family. :-) With lots of chocolate to enjoy of course. :-)

  68. Suzie Hurst says

    My favorite thing about summer is playing outside in the sunshine with my kiddos!

  69. Kellie says

    My favorite thing about summer is swimming in my pool and reading tons of books that I don’t have a chance to enjoy the rest of the year. The annual vacation is always a good time as well!

  70. Melissa B. says

    My favorite thing about summer is being poolside and homemade ice cream. My husband makes the best.

  71. Katie Cohagen says

    I am looking forward to longer days and grilling out on our new patio!

  72. Darlene S says

    My favorite thing about summer is sleeping in! during the school year, I have to get up at 5:15am!

  73. Kristen says

    I am most looking forward to spending more time outside with my kids and taking “mini-adventures” with them

  74. Sophie says

    WATERMELON!!! :)
    And a poolside afternoon with a good book and a good friend :D

  75. Ruth says

    I love spending time outdoors. The coolness in early morning here in HOT Arizona.

  76. says

    Camping! There is nothing quite like camping! A few days of dirt and camp smells (awesome!)…coming home and that first day you scrub down and put on fresh smelling clothes and do your hair all up…its like a mass makeover!

  77. Laurie Sullivan says

    I look forward to hot weather, late nights, more time with my kids, beach outings & getting to wear cute summer clothes!

  78. says

    I am so excited for a reunion with my best friend (who lives across the country) and for a vacation with my guy! :)

  79. Heather Burris says

    I can’t wait for days off with my boys! Splash pads, bike rides, and ice cream!! Thanks for the opportunity Mique!

  80. Amanda says

    This summer I am looking forward to the smell of sunblock and the ocean! Also flip flops and sun dresses!

  81. Kim C. says

    I’m looking forward to a number of things but the main thing would be just doing different activities everyday with my family and friends.

  82. Terri says

    I work all year at a school, so my favorite thing about summer is having time off to spend with my kids.

  83. Angela says

    I love spending time with my little boys and making our schedule whatever we want it to be for the day!

  84. Kira says

    Can’t wait to throw on some shade and soak up some sun! Popsicles don’t sound so bad right now either!

  85. Nancy Genova says

    Hello Summer!
    My favorite parts of summer: creating color in the gardens, sitting on the front porch drinking ice tea, watching lightening bugs, attracting wild birds to feeders, and visiting the new jersey shore!!!

  86. Nichole P says

    I’m looking forward to sleeping in with my new baby girl (due June 10) and also going to the beach with my 7-year-old. She loves the water so much! Great giveaway!

  87. Christina Williams says

    I’m looking forward to finding new thrift stores and flea markets! Happy summer!,

  88. callie says

    i’m looking forward to being home with my baby for my first summer break as a teacher!!

  89. Margot C says

    Summer for me is the garden, even in the baking heat it calls (followed by Popsicles)

  90. Brenda Thayer says

    I look forward to lazy days sitting on the porch with a glass of sweet tea and a good book.

  91. Patti says

    I love the SUNSHINE. WI has long gray winters, and the summer yellow sun represents life and happiness!
    Hugs,Patti

  92. nicole says

    family vacation! and knowing that fall and cooler weather is around the corner! :)

  93. Melinda T says

    My favorite thing about summer is the warmer weather…especially after a very long and bi-polar winter & spring! :)

  94. T Bosch says

    Not having to get out of the house on time every day!!
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  95. Elizabeth says

    My favorite thing about summer is going blackberry picking with my niece. :)

  96. says

    One of my favorite things about summer is getting to wear sundresses and flip flops. If I lived in a warmer climate, I’d wear that combo every day!

    Also VERY much looking forward to getting married at the end of the summer!!!

  97. says

    My favorite thing about summer is a vaction to the beach, Kure Beach, NC in particular. My family started going there over 50 years ago. Even though there have been a lot of changes, and not so many little cottages like when I was a kid, it’s still a nice place to go for a family vacation.

  98. Alysia H says

    My favorite thing about summer is fresh, garden, summer fruits and veggies, and no school for the kids. :)

  99. Crystal says

    I’m looking forward to spending time with my girls!! The oldest is home from college so we will all be together for the summer! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  100. ayla adams says

    summer is carefree and fun! i am looking forward to art & music festies! plus hula hooping!

  101. Celeste says

    Being able to have some time off to simply chill — and to have time to do a little traveling too.

  102. Kathy E. says

    My favorite thing about summer is being able to open the windows on nice days and wearing sandals!

  103. Dinah Martin says

    My favorite thing is spending the entire day at the beach and coming home being sunkissed! I love a good tan!

  104. Jess Ziegler says

    I love summer because
    1. HELLO no school! Woo
    2. Vacations with family (awesome bonding time)
    3. Extended family picnics (hot dogs, hamburgers, potato salad, etc)
    4. Swimming (I have had the nickname of waterbug since age 4.. Okay so it isnt at all a pleasant name but it stresses the love of water…)

  105. Jennifer says

    Being able to focus just on coaching my pom squad! (plus waaaaaay more time with the boyfriend)

  106. Danielle V says

    Oh gosh, thanks for this opportunity! You picked out the cutest prizes :-)

    My favorite thing about summer is how late it stays light out. When I’m commuting home from work I know I still have some prime daylight hours when I get home!

    What I’m most looking forward to this summer? Having picnics in the park in my boyfriend’s town. It looks out on the water, and it’s so beautiful – especially when there’s pizza or sandwiches involved ;-)

    Best,
    Danielle
    http://awriterinlove.blogspot.com

  107. Danya says

    No school. Meaning:
    1. Visiting friends and family back home.
    2. Swimming and sun.
    3. No homework or stress.
    4. More time to bake. Yay!

  108. HawaiianLibrarian says

    My favorite part of summer is less traffic b/c there’s no school> Woot woot!

  109. Lori says

    I’m looking forward to spending much needed time with my mom this summer. :) My favorite thing about summer is feeling in the mood to wear bright colors and be more of myself overall (instead of shivering and chattering my teeth!). Gets me out of the winter blues with all this warmth of summer! :)

  110. Dawn Kasarda says

    During the summer, I see my Mom for her birthday. SO usually I fly to California, go get sushi and shop. What more could I want?

  111. Alexandra says

    I am looking forward to finally being able to spend some time outside after the winter we had in Minnesota.

  112. says

    Really like your blog. Thanks for the chance to win this giveaway. Plus, you gave me a new favorite artist to look for on Etsy.

  113. Leslie Galloway says

    My favorite thing about summer is my kids’ birthdays, and I’m looking forward to lots of swimming!

  114. Courtney says

    Seeing my sisters and going to my HS reunion (well, I’m equal parts excited and terrified).

  115. Melanie C says

    My favorite thing was always going to Ocean City, MD with my family. We went for years and years. This year, my 3 month old baby girl will be going with us on vacation to Ocean City. I can’t wait to make such a wonderful memory with her!!

  116. Lindsey says

    The best part of summer is being able to come home from work at 7pm and it still be light outside!

  117. Jessica Tomasi says

    Looking forward to summer adventures with my kids and creating memories

  118. Kelly Brown says

    I love hanging out by the pool and spending time with my family and friends! Love the bag especially!

  119. Laurie Williams says

    My favorite thing about summer is the weather and I am looking forward to a scrapbook retreat & spending time with my family.

  120. Shawna says

    We love summer because we can just get up and do what we want. We plan to spend some time at the beach and make lots of crafts.

  121. Karen says

    My favorite thing in the summer is to walk barefoot in my yard in the evening after work and admire my flower beds and plants. – Karen

  122. Lisa Wenckus says

    I am looking forward to uninterrupted fun with my kids! No schedules or any where to be..just fun in the sun!

  123. April says

    Summer is my favorite season! I am most excited for Fireworks this year on the 4th of july. Drought and fires there weren’t any last year and i can’t wait to show my boys.

  124. Les Johnson says

    I am looking forward to trips to the lake and cookouts with family and friends.

  125. LeAnn says

    Looking forward to summer fun-warmth, camping, campfires, swimming, being outdoors and family fun.

  126. Theresa says

    I love going to the drive in with my husband. We bring food and tons of snacks and pig out.

  127. Mary P. says

    Sleeping in, catching up on books I have neglected, and playing with the kiddos!

  128. Holly Ross says

    The one thing that I love about summer that I’m most looking forward to is spending all that time with my family

  129. Kristine Stivali says

    So looking forward to feeling the warmth of the sun on my face again after a very long winter.

  130. Baylee says

    I absolutely love being able to hang out with family and photography. I also love curling up in my bed with a good book while the rain beats on the roof.

  131. sarah k. says

    My favorite thing about summer is the sunshine and weather, being able to hang out with my sister and dogs, having more time to read and relax.

  132. erin says

    VERY excited that my husband will be graduating from UofC with his MBA this summer!!

  133. Brandi St. Clair says

    I swear you made this basket with me in mind! I am looking forward to reading by the pool

  134. Elena says

    My favorite thing about summer is spending time with my kids! By the pool, or the beach

  135. Charissa Stromski says

    My favorite thing about summer is sleeping in! I am most looking forward to taking my boys camping for the first time. They are finally old enough :)

  136. Angel L says

    I am most looking forward to Snowballs (snowcones) and no homework for the kids (which means no fussing for me haha)

  137. Lisa says

    I’m looking forward to de-stressing and relaxing but most of all my birthday :)

  138. Angie Woods says

    My favorite part of summer is happy hour at sonic and sitting by the pool!

  139. Erin says

    Most looking forward to summertime adventures with my 2 y.o. (pool, zoo, picking flowers)

  140. Dani says

    I love this part of summer! So many fun giveaways!! My favorite thing is camping! Can’t wait to get my kids packed up for a week of outside fun!

  141. says

    I love fresh tomatoes from the garden and homemade salsa. They are two of my favorite things about summer.

  142. Cassie Bruha says

    This summer, I am looking forward to so many things! I am excited for farmer’s markets, camping trips, road trips back to my home town, and of course getting some sun (safely)! I’d like to add that you guys are great and this is an AMAZING giveaway! (: Thanks for giving all of us the opportunity to win some great stuff!

  143. Cassidy says

    Favoritest thing is longer days and warmer sunshine (can you tell I live “north”?!) This summer I have the opportunity to travel Europe – so excited!

  144. says

    I love SUMMER. The smell of cocoa butter in the sun, sand on my toes, hot sultry days with ice cold drinks and lots and lots of friends around a fire at night.

  145. Abbey says

    I am looking forward to spending time at the lake with my 1.5 year old daughter!

  146. Katherine C says

    I love travelling away from home and not having to stress about the everyday life things at home!

  147. Ashley N says

    Oh man there are too many things I’m looking forward to. But I think for this summer it’s the fact that my family and I are actually going to take a little vacation just the four of us and explore things around us. I’m super excited about that!!

  148. says

    I’m looking forward to all those Farmers Market Days! I love browsing the stalls for fresh produce, honey, and fun trinkets. :)

  149. Bethany says

    unfortunately, summer isn’t quite as much fun now that I’m an adult, but it’s the perfect time to take some time off work and just be LAZY! I don’t have the funds for a trip, but a good old staycation should do the trick!

  150. Amanda says

    Is it bad that the thing I look forward to the most is the food? BBQs, watermelon, shaved ice to name a few.

  151. Karie says

    I’m love the lazy days of summer and looking forward to lots of pool time :)

  152. Jillian S. says

    I am looking forward to reading outside on the grass, glass of lemonade in hand!

  153. Toni says

    I love my summers on the beach at Lake Tahoe with my little family and friends!!

  154. says

    My favorite thing about summer is that I have no schedule to live by. No alarm clock in the morning. No grumpy teenagers to wake up in the am. No lunches to make half asleep. Just taking it easy one day at a time.

  155. Sharon says

    I love the warmer weather of summer, and I am looking forward to spending some time outside.

  156. Stacey says

    I love planting flowers and working in my garden. Another thing about summer that I love is cooking out and backyard parties

  157. Bethany Anderson says

    I’m looking forward to summer fruits and going to the drive-in with my friends and family!…oh! and the 4th of July. One of my favorite holidays!

  158. Jen Smith says

    i most look forward to the carefree days with no schedule, just lots of fun in the sun!

  159. Kerry says

    My favorite part of summer is the sunshine! Love the warmth and everything that grows in the summer thanks to the summer sun! (when you live in the Midwest you have to enjoy the sun while it lasts!)

  160. Melissa Frances says

    i am looking forward to my daughter coming home this summer from a year long exchange in Germany…

    thanks for an opportunity to WIN awesome things!!

  161. Deb H. says

    I look forward to spending two weeks with my grands! It doesn’t get any better than that.

  162. MaryB says

    I am really looking forward to spending more time outside, hiking and spending time watching the wildlife.

  163. Cameron says

    My favorite thing about summer is my family reunion trip to the Black Hills in South Dakota :) beautiful place, beautiful people, wonderful memories!

  164. JenBC says

    I am a creature of habit so summers can sometimes be a challenge for me. However, I am looking forward to this summer because it is the first time I am not working (keeping children) in 5 or 6 years. I am looking forward to a spontaneous adventure to some places we never go in Atlanta and the surrounding areas.

  165. Audrey B. says

    I love that there’s so much daylight and I can go walking in the morning before it gets hot.

  166. Charlette says

    Looking forward to spending my days at the beach all summer!!! Love being on the beach after five it is soooo calming!!

  167. Maggie says

    My favorite part of summer is lazy pool days and late nights with the family! Love summer!

  168. Lynda Thomas says

    I’m looking forward to relaxing with my best friend at the beach. A little break from the kiddos for me and good times catching up while floating at the lake! ;)

  169. thea says

    this summer i’m most looking forward to visiting my sister and spending time with my nieces

  170. Sarah says

    I love everything about summer! Really looking forward to hanging with my little man…picking berries, chasing fireflies, running in the sprinkler…..making memories!

  171. Gina Benoist says

    I love family vacations…we;re looking forward to the cabin in NC this year!

  172. Hilda G. says

    I’m looking forward to eating cold watermelon next to the pool and all the family BBQs

  173. Katie says

    Looking forward to attending four amazing weddings! And dancing the night away each time!

  174. milana thornton says

    My kids and I love summer for all of our old traditions and all of the new ones that we like to make! I can’t wait to soak up the summer with my kiddos!

  175. Johanna says

    My favourite part about summer is the activities! The festivals, the picnics, the water parks!

  176. Tania S. says

    I’m looking forward to trips to the beach with my family and hopefully reading a book or two.

  177. Tracy says

    I love the extended days of summer — getting up with the birds and sitting on the back porch until the sun goes down.

  178. Christina H. says

    One of favorite things is longer sunshine days and fresh veggies from the garden.

  179. Christina H. says

    One of my favorite things about summer is longer days of sunshine and fresh veggies.

  180. Amber says

    I am a kindergarten teacher, so I am looking forward to having a break and enjoying my family.

  181. Kim W. says

    Sitting on the front porch enjoying nature with iced coffee or tea. Catching up on reading!

  182. Ellen M. says

    I’m looking forward to the more relaxed pace that happens when school ends. Thanks for sharing your favorite things!

  183. Sarah says

    My favorite part of summer is that everyone is more willing to hang out because the weather is so nice!

  184. Julia says

    My favorite thing about summer is hanging out with friends on warm summer nights.

  185. says

    I am most excited about our vacation this fall at the end of sept to southern, AL. This will be our first vacation since we were married 5 years ago.

  186. Shana says

    My favorite thing about summer is a tall glass of iced tea and hearing children playing outdoors. This summer is particularly special to me because I have my own little one now and I hope to go on lots of walks with him. We’re moving in two weeks to California so this is going to be a memorable summer for sure!

  187. Mandy M says

    My favorite thing about Summer is the warm weather and I am most looking forward to laying out by the pool and enjoying it!

  188. Jacklyn says

    I love enjoying the sunshine and warm weather. I am looking forward to BBQs with friends and family!

  189. Kristen W. says

    I have an amazing summer ahead that I am looking forward to! I have 4 weddings (2 out of town) and 2 out of town bachelorette parties! Oh and my birthday!

  190. brittany t says

    my fave thing about summer is seeing friends who have some vacation time as well as iced tea and evening walks!

  191. christina says

    The thing I’m most looking forward to this summer is hanging out with my kids and getting to sleep in!

  192. 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!

  193. Alicia says

    I am looking forward to creating new memories at our new cabin in Northern MI!

  194. Ashley says

    My favorite thing about summer is getting in water! Whether it be a pool or ocean or lake!

  195. 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!!

  196. Callie Sitek says

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

  197. Rachel says

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

  198. angela woods says

    Looking forward to no school and no making lunches, and having both my kids home!

  199. jennifer smith says

    I look forward to the warm sunny days and trips to the beach with my son.

  200. 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!

  201. 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!

  202. 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

  203. Brynn says

    My favorite summer thing is being able to play outside with my kids all day and all night!

  204. 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.

  205. Susan says

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

  206. 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!

  207. says

    I really look forward to spending some fun time with my kids this summer when they’re out of school :)

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  208. Kathrine says

    I love the long days, and going out for ice cream in the evening when it’s still light outside!

  209. Whitney Dupuis says

    I am most looking forward to going swimming and playing soccer with my 3 year old son!

  210. 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. ;)

  211. 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.

  212. 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!

  213. 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!!

  214. Jorshua says

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

  215. Olga F. says

    I’m looking forward to visiting family this summer. And the heat. Yes, I truly do love the heat.

  216. Jennifer Ciniello says

    I’m most looking forward to our family vacation in Maine on the lake!

  217. 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. :)

  218. 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.

  219. 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.

  220. 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.

  221. Theresa Merkling says

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

  222. 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!

  223. Melanie says

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

  224. 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!

  225. Jennie P. says

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

  226. Marisa B says

    The best part of summer is bonfires on Huntington Beach complete with s’mores!

  227. 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!

  228. 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!

  229. Jeannette says

    I am Super excited for my family reunion vacation to Yellowstone this summer!!

  230. holly says

    My fav thing about summer is summer vacations. Packing up the car always reminds me of my childhood.

  231. Michelle says

    I’m looking forward to teaching my son how to do more cooking by himself this summer! :)

  232. Marnie Halliday says

    I love the long days, sunshine, and spending time with family and friends!

  233. 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.

  234. Crystal Andersen says

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

  235. 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!

  236. Peggy says

    I am looking forward to spending time with my husband and kids in our trailer. We just love it!

  237. Kristy Couch says

    Going on adventures to the pool, and the park, and on trails with my toddler boy!

  238. Lisa says

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

  239. 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!

  240. 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.

  241. Erin Hale says

    My favorite thing about summer is the heat, and I can’t wait to lay by the pool!

  242. blu says

    I am looking forward to drinking Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy while sitting by the camp fire.

  243. Jenny Smith says

    Favorite part of summer are the endless BBQs. I love to eat and be merry with friends!

  244. 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! :)

  245. 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!

  246. 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?!!

  247. Ashley says

    Swimming all day with my girls and a new popsicle maker would be awesome (hint hint) :o)

  248. 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!

  249. 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!

  250. Natalie says

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

  251. 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!

  252. 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

  253. Caryn says

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

  254. Angela Green says

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

  255. 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!!! ;)

  256. 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!!

  257. brianna peterson says

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

  258. 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. :)

  259. 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.

  260. Lanae W. says

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

  261. 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.

  262. Leslie Kiley says

    i am looking forward to my trip to Southern Cali in July! and this awesome blog giveaway!