Giveaway: Favorite Things for Summer

—Giveaway Now Closed—
*Congrats to the winner: Kathie Borders

Here are a few of my favorite things for Summer. “My Favorite Things!”

20 creative bloggers are all sharing their list of favorite things for Summer, and we have all created fun gift baskets to giveaway. Favorite things for Summer all items under $50.00

Summer Favorite Things Blog Hop & Giveaway

Summer is almost here! I’m beyond ready for the warm days and nights ahead. Windows down with the music up, days spent at the pool, it just doesn’t get better.

Below, you will see I did a little shopping for YOU! I’ve gathered up some things that I love for Summer. At the very end of this post, you can enter to win my gift basket of summer goodies! (valued around $125)

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.

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 hoppin’ around!

Summer Favorite Things Blog Hop

1. Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke | 2. NoBiggie | 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. FoodieCrush | 20. Sweet Sugar Belle

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 ($125+ 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 20 creative bloggers–they will not disappoint! Be sure to tell your friends!

My Favorite Things Up Close

I had a lot of fun putting my basket together! Here’s an up close look at what’s inside my basket:

favorite things for summer giveaway

A bunch of favorite paper craft supplies from American Crafts. With kids out of school, crafty days with my kids are always fun. We gotta keep them busy!

favorite crafty stuff -

Cafe Rio free meal cards for when (I) …you don’t want to cook. Each gift card is valued at $10 each with a drink included. Who doesn’t love Cafe Rio?! It’s the best! If you don’t live near one, mail them to someone you love. They will love you forever!
cafe rio free meal cards -

Jamberry Nails! I’ve included the application kit plus an array of fun patterns and designs. These are the best thing for at home manicures or pedicures. I’ve included a bunch of the fun designs that I love for Summer, including some fun stars and stripes for the 4th of July, a pretty white and clear chevron you can wear over a color + more!

jamberry nails giveaway

Here’s an up close look at the tiny mustache print on my pinky finger. They have so many cute designs and for little girls, they have Jamberry Juniors. They’re adorable!
jamberry jrs nails

I’m all about the sunscreen these days, so this is my favorite SPF along with my most favorite sunless tanner: Glitz. It really is the best brand I have tried. It is tinted so you can see exactly where it’s applied and you look instantly like you have some color.
favorite sunless tan

And…my favorite candy. I LOVE Hi-Chews! …and zots.
favorite candy -


I would like to send my Favorite Summer Things basket (valued around $125+) to one lucky NoBiggie reader!

To enter this giveaway, simply complete the steps in the giveaway widget below:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

PS. I’d love to hear one of your Summer favorite things in the comment section too! Let’s hear it for Summer!

*Fine Print: Giveaway ends at 11:59pm (MST) on May, 26 2013 . One winner will be chosen and mailed The Summer Favorites gift basket (without the basket). This giveaway is in no way affiliated with Facebook or Pinterest. Facebook and Pinterest will be completely released by each entrant. Entry includes filling out the Rafflecopter form above. Winner will be chosen at Random via Rafflecopter and will be notified via email within 48 hours of the giveaway close. Winners will be announced on the post, not on Facebook. The winner must respond within 48 hours of receiving the email or a new winner will be chosen. No purchase necessary.

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  1. Sarah Jarrell says

    How cute is everything in your giveaway! I especially love the Jamberry nails. I really moustache you where you go them!? hahahahaha

  2. Alma Toffer says

    I would love to be the lucky winner and try all the stuff. I have never tried that kind of candy an I do have a sweet tooth.

  3. Ronna Powers says

    I am a paper crafter from way back and winning the craft supplies would be awesome. Also, my Granddaughter would love the mustache nails! Thanks for the opportunity!

  4. tammy clouthier says

    After the long cold winter I have to say my favorite thing for summer is sitting outside by the pool with a good book. So of course I could definitely make good use of the Neutrogena sunscreen!

  5. Andrea E. says

    So many wonderful summer things!…. anything scented coconut, lazy days by the pool, road trips to any little town to try their pool!, ice cold lemonades (or lemon drop martinis!), water fights in the backyard, California
    beach in your toes, catching fireflies in mason jars, looking for constellations sitting on an old quilt… really it is all just magical in the summer.

  6. Theresa says

    Summer is my favorite time of year. Love to be outdoors camping and hiking while taking nature photos. Just started making paper using some flowers and leaves I have pressed from my garden. Such fun!

  7. Ashley S. says

    I love summer road trips! It’s my absolute favorite thing to do during the summer and i hope to take a bunch of them within the next couple months!

  8. says

    Hi… I love your favorite things!!
    Also, wanted to try the Jamberry nails. My 7 yr
    old daughter and I love spending time together scappin..
    Thank you!

  9. (Susan) Elaine Broughton says

    I can not figure out how to share your giveaway on instagram. I am new to this and trying to learn all the ins and outs but for some reason I still can’t figure instagram out. Both you and Tidymom asked for the share on instagram I really wish I knew how to do it sorry

    • says

      Hi Elaine!

      Do you have an iphone? If so, you just take a screenshot (do you know how to take a screenshot? You just press the top button at the same time as the main circle button). If you have an android phone, you will have to google how to take a screenshot.

      Once you take a screenshot, than you just upload that photo to your Instagram feed and make sure to tag us and use the hashtag.

      Then come back here and get your daily entry.

      I hope that makes sense!

  10. Jennifer says

    I love the nail art! Love to have freshly painted summer nails and toes…and so does my six year old :)

  11. Kathee VZ says

    I could have so much fun with ALL of the stuff in the basket!! Love it! Thanks for doing this!

  12. Autumn says

    Hi! Your basket looks like a great start to summer! Have not heard of “Glitz” but gotta try it! I love to be tan, and in the spring you hate to walk out those first warm days pale and sick looking….sad to say I look so much better tan, and my dermatologist would berate me for such desires, might have to use this all summer! Thanks for sharing!

  13. SueEllen H. says

    The widget isn’t loading, even after I refresh the page. But I’d love to win your awesome prize!

  14. Jenn Serrano says

    One of my fav things is oil of Olay 7 effects with SPF 15 , this is the best daily face lotion, keeps my face so soft!!

  15. Jo says

    One of my favorite things of summer is my porch swing. With a thick cushion, I sometimes sit there way past dark. Love,love,love.

  16. 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!!! 😉

  17. Robin Chapa says

    My favorite thing about summer is finally doing some of the fun activities I’ve pinned on pinterest w/ my kids! :)

  18. Anita Gali says

    Such a Fun and Functional Giveaway! Caters to all the facets of a creative personality :) My fav for the Summer would be the sea and some shell crafts.

  19. says

    I love pulling out all my tank tops and wearing those everyday in the summer. Going to the beach is also at the very top of my list.

  20. Charlette says

    My favorite thing about summer is being able to sit on the beach any hour of the day!!!! Live your giveaway, can use everything in it!

  21. Christina Williams says

    I also have a love for hi chews. Mainly because I first had them in Guam. My daughter and son in law and my brand new grand baby live there right now and my daughter introduced me to them! They would remind me of my trip! Happy summer!

  22. Diane says

    Ghee it isn’t fair to us that don’t have twitter, to be excluded from not winning. I pinned you liked you and pinned your contest. Should I got back and undo all those because I don’t have twitter?

    • says

      Hi Diane!

      No, the twitter just ups your odds of winning. The giveaway winner will be found at random. I would not undo anything, you will still have good odds.

  23. says

    Fabulous giveaway and so generous! Thank you for the opportunity to enter to win! Someone is going to be VERY happy! One of my favorite things for summer is getting a nice tan. I have never tried a sunless tan but the Glitz sounds like something that I would like to try!

  24. Diana W. says

    I love grilling and spending time on my front porch during the summer! Okay. Truth is, any time outside has to be early morning or late evening because it is HOT and HUMID in the Deep South during High Summer. But I do love it!

  25. Karen says

    Sadly, I don’t have an Iphone or a smart phone so I guess I cannot enter with the instagram options. :( – Karen

  26. Kathy E. says

    Hi! My Baking Addiction sent me over to check YOU out!

    One of my favorite summer things is wearing sandals and painting my toenails in bright pretty colors!

  27. Christine Halverson says

    Such an Awesome giveaway!!Thank you for the chance in winning. I LOVE cardmaking and with all this, I could do soooo much= )

  28. Staci Torgerson says

    My fav for summer is traveling to both our parents homes who happen to both live on the same beautiful lake and spending long days on a boat.

  29. Patti says

    Super fun giveaway! Loving the NAIL ART and the zotz, old schooling it! :)
    Thanks for the fun! Happy Summer!

  30. bridgette geise-cronin says

    Simply fanastic giveaway!
    Summer is one of my favorite seasons…especially because of the ice cream man :)

  31. Mercedes C says

    More time with the kids is the best part of summer. At least I will say that until mid July lol.

  32. Becky Avella says

    Thanks for the chance to win. I love the idea of doing fun manicures and pedicures with my daughters this summer.

  33. Sheralyn M says

    I would love the Jamberry Nails! I am manicure inept so this might be a sep in the right direction.

  34. Kathie Borders says

    Thank you so much! I’m excited to try some new things that are in your basket. My girls (ages 8 & 10) can’t decide what they like best but I think it’s the Jamberry nails… Have a great summer.

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