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. 1
    Janlyn Madrid says:

    Such a fun giveaway!

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    Would love to try your favorite sunless tanner, Glitz! :)

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    I would love to win your favorite things!

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    Love the crafty basket of Amy Tangerine & Thickers! Fave for summer? Sonic slushes, time to relax w/family!

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    Karen akilan says:

    Love any and all paper crafts! Never had zots, now I have to go find some. Thanks

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    Summer goodies,summer fun

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    sigrid soto says:

    glitz is what i would love to give to my teen girl

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    Chrissy Howell says:

    Love all things crafty….great giveaway.

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    I love laying in my hammock!

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    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

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    thank you for the give away!!!, I am fron spain, can I enter?

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    Elizabeth G. says:

    I would love to win! Thank you.

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    I love sunscreen too!!!

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    Summer is fun. I like the BBQ’s the boat trips. Lots of fun memories to be made. Thank you for the giveaway.

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    Thanks for making a prize basket. I like your choices. Summer is a challenging time to keep little hands busy!

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    My favorite is the American Crafts Amy Tangerine stamps!

  17. 17

    What a great giveaway

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    Lisa H. says:

    What a fun giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    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.

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    Cindy Brinkman says:

    HAVE to have mustaches on my pinky!

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    JennyBC says:

    I like keeping mommy’s hands busy too! : )

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    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!

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    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!

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    Julie Johnson says:

    Wonderful giveway. Love the paper craft items!

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    I love the zots… haven’t seen those in a long time. I was sent here from tidy mom.

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    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.

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    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!

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    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!

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    Vanessa Ramos says:

    I love those awesome summer nights!

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    Awesome gift set!

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    I would love this summer fun stuff! Craft items from American crafts *swoon*

  32. 32

    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!

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    Shannon says:

    This is awesome thanks!

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    Tatiana says:

    Bright yummy finger nail polish!

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    Olivia Christine says:

    Great giveaway!

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    I’ve been wanting to try the Jamberry nails- mine are terrible.

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    Summer dresses and sandals!

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    Jennifer says:

    Great summer items.

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    (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

    • 40

      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!

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    Jennifer says:

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

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    Kathee VZ says:

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

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    My favorite thing about summer is no school for the kids!

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    I’m just organizing my scrapbook room, this would be Great.

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    Would love to start out the summer out with this gift!

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    Laurie Williams says:

    great summer giveaway FUN!!

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    Kierstin Laws says:

    Loooove this!

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    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!

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    Thank you for this. I want to try the glitz.

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    Nancy Luebke says:

    Couldn’t find the widget but wanted to say thanks for such a fun giveaway.

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    SueEllen H. says:

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

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    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!!

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    Glendaleona says:

    Love this give away, it is full of fun stuff!

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    Marisa B says:

    The twitter entry didn’t work for me, but I did tweet your give away: So fun! I love the paper crafting supplies, I make cards so this would be amazing!

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    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.

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    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!!! ;)

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    Robin Chapa says:

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

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    Linda W. says:

    flip flops!

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    getting to the beach as much as possible!

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    Christine says:

    I love arts and crafts items. Hope to win all your wonderful goodies!

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    Melissa B says:

    One of my favorite things about summer is cardmaking – and I see some supplies!

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    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.

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    Love the idea of crafting with my kids!

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    Anna Dicus says:

    I love the self tanner and the jam berry nails! I’ve always wanted to try both!

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    THICKERS!! NO crafter should live without them!

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    michelle says:

    Love the nails stuff

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    Love this!

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    Tania S. says:

    Love going to the beach with my family.

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    Wendy Orme says:

    YUM! Cafe Rio!

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    Cathie Laurent says:

    Love this give away!

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    Loving camping with my family :)

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    Thank you for this summer giveaway. I like the craft paper.

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    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.

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    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!

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    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!

  75. 76

    just learned about jamberry…LOVE IT!

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    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?

    • 78

      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.

  77. 79

    I love all the beautiful flowers that summer brings! Love your nail art too!

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    My favorite thing about summer is seeing the grand kids play in the grass and chase fire flies.

  79. 81

    Right now I’m loving the peach milkshake at Chickfilet.

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    Natalie says:

    Flip flops!!

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    Becky miller says:

    Strawberry shortcake is my favorit thing!

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    Cindy Lynne says:

    I love Hi Chews!

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    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!

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    mary anne fields says:

    The American Crafts kits look really fine!

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    Gena in Texas says:

    I love the long summer evenings.

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    I like the Glitz sunless tanner! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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    TammySue Davis says:

    So cute, makes me excited for summer. Keep smiling.

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    I have so much scrapping to catch up on – I love the adhesive bundle!

  89. 91

    Thanks for the chance to win some amazing products! I love card making and scrapbooking so I hope I win:-)

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    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!

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    Heather@ourcultivatedlife says:

    I love long lazy days:) and watermelon;)

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

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    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!

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    Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I love it!! So ready for summer. :)

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    Laura B. says:

    Hello widget entry is not working right now. I hope to come back tomorrow to try.

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    Debra smith says:

    Summer is my favorite season. I love going to the beach and the lazy days.

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    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= )

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    I wait all winter long for sandals – I love them. Great giveaway the Jamberry Nails look really fun.

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    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.

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    Monica J says:

    I would love to have the crafts for my Sunday School Class.

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    Tyler LaPointe says:
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    Hot summer days!

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    strawberries!! and other summer fruit :)

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

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    I love reading trashy novels at the beach.

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    bridgette geise-cronin says:

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

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    Kellie Houck says:

    Awesome! Thanks so much!

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    Karri S says:

    I love all the paper crafting supplies.

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    Love the jamberry nails!!!

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    Joyce - Texas says:

    Love it ALL!!!

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    Love the Jamberry nails!!

  113. 115

    Looks like fun. I hope I win.

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    Shared on twitter

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    laurie nykaza says:

    We are big scrapbookers so would love this giveaway

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    This basket is awesome!! I love being able to spend time with my hubby and travel as a family!

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    Robin R says:

    Very nice collection!

    Thank you! : )

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    Mara Yager says:

    Being able to take the kids outdoors!

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    This summer we are going to visit my sister in AL for about a month. Looking forward to doing that this summer.

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    Mercedes C says:

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

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    Chalee L. says:

    love the crafting thingys & Jamberry nails ♥

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    Becky Avella says:

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

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    Would love to try the jamberry nails…xxx

  125. 127

    Love all your ITEMS!!!!!!!!!!! Wow what a fun giveaway!

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    Sheralyn M says:

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

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    I tweeted but there wasn’t a place for the link to it so I’ll leave it here

  128. 130

    Awesome giveaway!! thanks so much for the chance to win!!

  129. 131

    I hope I get to win your favorite things! Thank you so much for the great giveaway.

  130. 132

    I love the summer flowers and warm weather.

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    Love the whole package

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    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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