Summer Favorite Things Giveaway & Blog Hop

Summer Favorite Things Blog Hop & Giveaway

SUMMER is almost here!  Can you believe it?  We are in serious countdown mode for school to end, Summer to start & our vacation to begin!  I am so looking forward to the lazy days of SUMMER!

To celebrate Summer almost being here ~ 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?!

 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!

Summer Favorite Things Blog Hop

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 ($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 2o creative bloggers–they will not disappoint!  Be sure to tell your friends!

My Favorite Things Up Close (1)

I had so much fun putting my Summer favorites together!!!  All my regular readers know, I LOVE color & I think Summer is the perfect time to have or wear colorful things!

So here are my handpicked items:

summer in a bag - favorite things giveaway

Orange & white stripe jute carry all (beach or pool) bag :: Pantone Emerald Green Tribal Beach Towel :: Led light Luminary Lanterns (perfect for front porch sitting at night = my fave!) :: Colorful fringe bunting to celebrate Summer :: Sangria Ice Tea :: chevron pink paper straws :: Hawaiian Tropic After Sun Moisturizer :: Elle Pink Coral Nail Polish & Pink Coral Lip Gloss :: Colorful candles to celebrate the lazy days of Summer :: YES facial wipes in pink grapefruit (love these!) :: chocolate mint M&Ms :: Water balloons (or at least balloons for throwing water balloons, because Summer isn’t complete without a good soaking balloon fight!) :: mint & white stripe wallet :: my favorite Orbit gum :: $30 Starbucks gift card (for your favorite Summer drink) :: $25 Target gift card (not pictured)

summer in a bag - favorite things giveaway

Shopping for all these fun favorite things, put me so in the mood for Summer!  I can’t wait for it to be here!

Summer Favorite Things Giveaway via Nest of Posies

TO ENTER:  Just use the rafflecopter widget below to enter.  Remember once you’ve entered here, there are 19 other bloggers giving away their favorite things as well!  Every giveaway is unique & each giveaway will be extremely easy to enter!


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  1. Dawn Renee' says

    no specific vacation plans, doing the stay-cation and working on outdoor projects. may escape for an over-nite with my girlfriends, soon!

    • Beth Kantor says

      We could not afford a vacation with 4 kids so we are getting creative and borrowing a friends tent from one friend and supplies from another and now all we need is the sky overhead :) Family bonding and I hope no wood-ticks!

    • says

      Whoops-didn’t answer the question…my yongest is out of preschool next week, but Nat isn’t out of school until June 5th. We don’t have any big plans yet-but I am going to the Bruno Mars concert in July! :)

  2. brianna peterson says

    Get to spend my first summer in washington state with the three loves of my life, my husband, my daughter and my new little man :)

  3. nancy d says

    Sadly I don’t have any detailed plans. But I’m planning on some fun day trips and weekend getaways with my daughter. The kind where you just throw a few clothes in a suitcase and head on down the road. Those can be the best kind of trips!

  4. Rachel Jacobson says

    My summer trip is not until July 26th. My hubby & I are going to Cape Cod with another couple; can’t wait!

  5. Amanda Christensen says

    We don’t have any specific summer vacation plans yet, but I’m hoping to take our girls to California to visit family in July. S that would be something like……45 days away? lol

  6. Laurie Strand says

    Love that beach towel!! This is a great idea:-) this summer we are going to the ocean as we live in Washington state. Thanks Laurie

  7. Blanca says

    Ugh, no summer vacation because my hubby is an active duty Marine and currently has zero time off for the next two years, however, we will be doing fun “staycation” things on the weekends. :)

  8. Meghan says

    I’m technically on summer vacation already since I’m off for school, but I’m heading to Paris at the end of June for the start of my year abroad..

  9. Nicole P. says

    We are going to my parents house and then to a family wedding in just 3 weeks. Not necessarily a vacation but we will be in a hotel and seeing tons of family..

  10. Ginny D says

    I am currently on vacation in a way….I just moved to a new state and am crashing at my parents until I find a job and apartment!

  11. Joelle says

    In one month, we’re getting together with my parents and siblings (and families) to spend a day tanking on the river.

  12. says

    We are planning a trip to the lake for a long weekend coming up in June. Hopefully we will have a fun filled summer with lots of hiking and traveling!

  13. Shelby says

    no summer vacation — but the first weekend of May some girlfriends and I went to Orange Beach Al. It was lots of fun!

  14. Lori says

    I’m already on my summer vacation! However, I don’t have plans to go anywhere :( I’ll just have to make my own adventures right where I am!!

  15. Amy says

    My husband’s teaching summer school this year and I’m a stay at home mom so no big summer vacation plans for us this year… just spending time together as a family when we can.

  16. Carol Boardway says

    13 more days and then I will be on summer vacation. No plans, yet, I usually play it by ear!

  17. Tiffany B. says

    We don’t normally take a “summer vacation, but we happen to be heading to Nags Head, NC in a couple of weeks with some friends from college. I’m really looking forward to a week at the beach! Heck yeah…

  18. Grace says

    School ends on June 11th for me! Can’t wait! That day cannot come sooner… (tick tock, tick tock…)

    No particular plans yet, but I do believe I’m going to Boston with my family because my sister is going to start her first year of college this fall! :)
    -Grace :)
    Summer, here I come!

  19. amy wechsler says

    30 days until summer break, but our vacation will only be a 1 day trip to waterpark. Our oldest is going into Kindergarten so we have planning to do.

  20. says

    12 more days until summer vacation begins! I’m not sure if we’re going to be able to go on a vacation or not. If we can’t, water balloons in the backyard sound like a whole lot of fun!

  21. Wendy Orme says

    My husband is Googling our summer vacation as I type. We’re still not sure where or when we’re going though.

  22. Betsy K says

    2 weeks, and I will head up the East Coast! Can’t wait for some delish lobster rolls and time near the water!

  23. Krista Y says

    My favorite part of summer is spending time at the beach with family and friends – bring on the sun! I love the beach bag in your giveaway.

  24. Christa says

    My kiddos are on year round, so we don’t really get an official summer break. :( But on the three weeks they do have off we plan on hitting up as many water parks in our area as we can!

  25. Anjie Behunin says

    11 more days until summer vacation! We aren’t really going anywhere- a stay-caytion in a town 3 hours away and maybe a few camping trips here and there. I’m just looking forward to not having a set schedule!

  26. jules p says

    sadly enough…i can’t go on vacation this year. :( But i haven’t been on vacation in 20 years. just never have the money to go.

  27. Shawna says

    We go on vacation at the end of June. We always go on a road trip and we don’t ever really know where we are going. There are been times and we’ve got in the car and flipped a coin to see if we were going east or west.

  28. Trulie says

    Other than spending a week as a leader at a girl’s camp for teenagers, I don’t have any specific vacation plans. Maybe I’ll be able to sneak in a day trip over a weekend sometime. :)

  29. Kelly Lane says

    Summer has started and we will kick it off with a bang next month in Florida. I can’t wait for my vacation!! Thanks for the chance to win an awesome bag full of awesome stuff!!

  30. Myra Stoudt says

    Ilove summer and plan tobspend most of it going to local places , gardening and reading in my hammock near the pool! Thanks for your amazing website. This teacher loves it!

  31. Errin Brown says

    I love your blog and would love to win this. My daughter is graduating high school in a few weeks and we will be heading to Mexico for her senior trip. This would be the perfect bag to take along with all the goodies.

  32. Shaunna Ricard says

    My summer vacation starts in 14 days! My husband and I are heading to the Canadian Rocky Mountains for some camping!

  33. says

    Lot going on this summer but no vacation plans. A few get-aways though and I’ll be looking forward to them! (Already am!)

  34. says

    Unfortunately, I don’t have summer vacation since I just started my new position a little less than two months ago. But I am going on vacation for my birthday in November. Going to Universal Orlando. So excited to visit Hogwarts lol

  35. Michelle says

    My favorite thing about summer is being able to spend more time doing things outdoors! I’m planning on going hiking every chance I get!

  36. Amy says

    My daughter is on summer break as of last Friday. She is having a birthday in July. We are going to Seagrove Beach in late July.

  37. Laura says

    9 more “official” school days until summer vacation…then we are headed to DC, then the Twin Cities, then the lake. Good times!

  38. Becky Prasek says

    No set plans yet…but looking forward to nights outside with cold drinks and good food with friends and family,lazy long drives,and ice cream!

  39. says

    22 more days of school and we are just hanging at home this summer going to the beach and six flags as much as we can!
    Kathy k

  40. Alisa Biggs says

    We are planning on going in late July but not sure exactly the date yet. We will be traveling to a resort in Wisconsin to go fishing & water sports with the girls!

  41. Chelsea E. says

    My summer vacation has already started! And so far just being back home with my family after a year away for college has been enough of a vacation for me :)

  42. Sylvia says

    Kids got out of school Friday so summer has officially started for us! But no plans for a vacation, just hanging at home this year!

  43. Steph Coupns says

    i have a few more weeks left til my summer vacation starts – i’ll be headed to the beach with my family!!

  44. katie morphew says

    One of my summertime favorite things is Estee Lauder bronze goddess bronzer….amazing! Hope I win this bag of your amazing favorites! :)

  45. Pam R says

    I don’t have many vacation days so no plans as of yet … maybe just take a few small trips on my 3 days weekends!

  46. says

    We are going to Munich for Oktoberfest so it is still a ways off until our next vacation and it isn’t really a summer vacation… but I still can’t wait!!!

  47. Amber says

    Such a cute selection of goodies! Our vacation starts in July, and we’re finally going to California! YAY! :)

  48. Carianne Hein says

    Officially on Summer vacation starting now! No vacations planned, just spending quality time with my little boy!

  49. Kameo says

    I am on summer break NOW! This summer I’m going to Atlanta, Chicago,panama city beach, Alabama, and Michigan! The yes product would be AWESOME to have, as well as the Starbucks card to keep up my energy!

  50. Susan H. says

    I’m going to the beach first wk of August. Haven’t counted down the days yet. Thanks for the fun giveaway.

  51. Anastasia says

    four working days at the daycare then I will be summer adventuring. my hubby and i are planning to relocated : )

  52. Christina says

    Five more days to summer vacation!! We are going on several smaller weekend trips but have lots of fun stuff at home planned!

  53. Mary says

    Just 2 more weeks, and we are moving from west coast to east coast, so no vacations but will enjoy the summer in a new location.

  54. says

    Totally looking forward to the summer. My oldest child will be graduating high school on June 12th. Then we are all on summer break. No big plans for the summer. Hoping to hit the beach as often as I can!

  55. Jennifer Bick says

    We don’t usually go away… This summer will be about spending as much time together as possible before my son leaves for college :(

  56. Chacoy says

    My on gets out of school Thursday and we are going to Washington State in July!!
    Thank you for the opportunity(;

  57. says

    My son has 11 days of school til we are done with our school commute which very much feels like a summer vacation for me. We will be going camping in the Sequoias starting in July…and I can’t wait!

  58. Jeni says

    We just got back from and early summer vacation. We vacationed in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico for 8 days.. We had a BLAST!!!

  59. says

    My daughter is on year round school, so we don’t really get a “real” summer vacation. :( But we will spend plenty of time at the pool and water parks on our time off! Love your prizes!

  60. Janlyn Madrid says

    My kids are not in school yet so we can start summer now! No big plans, maybe go see my parents. Get my son ready for preschool next year!!!

  61. says

    I still have until August before vacation. But I’m sooo excited to go to Portland to visit my sister, brother in law and neice!!

  62. Kami says

    I’m a college student so my vacation has officially begun, I’m starting off the summer with a vacation to Lake Powell! It’s always such a fun way to start the summer!

  63. Marilyn says

    47 more days and I’m off to PA to visit my family … I haven’t seen them in 2 years so I can’t wait!

  64. Y A says

    We have a vacation planned for June 12-16, and another one in august (haven’t decided on the exact date yet)

  65. Anne says

    My summer vacation starts in 6 days! We’re moving back to the states from West Africa and will spend our summer basically all over the U.S. as we road trip from Utah to California to Texas to our new home in Washington DC. I’m so excited!!!

  66. Chrissy Howell says

    No vacation plans for summer just outdoor fun with my kids and maybe some day trips to the beach.

  67. Lora W. says

    A lot! We aren’t taking our vaca until August. We are going to drive across NC and see the sites on the way to my SIL’s house in Charlotte.

  68. Janine Markham says

    Technically my summer vacation starts in 2 days when the little one is done with school. Only things planned so far are moving and visiting our home town.

  69. Christy says

    Bring on summer vacation, we just moved to NC and are near 4 different beaches so we hope to visit each one and stay semi local and check out our new surroundings

  70. Kris says

    Stay at home mom to my 1.5 year old. We’re already partying like it’s summer! Playgrounds, kiddies pools and sand!

  71. Melissa says

    Technically I’m on my summer vacation, but I’m finishing my PhD this summer, then moving to Illinois from Massachusetts before startinga new job in August — no break here! Maybe in December :)

  72. chelle says

    Seven more school days before we’re out of school. We are heading to South Dakota for a wedding shortly after.

  73. Andrea says

    Love the giveaway! I love my family sitting by the firepit on a cool summer evening and beach picnics with the kiddos:-)

  74. Shelly says

    We don’t have kids in school, so we can vacation whenever we want. We just went to Germany last week and had a blast!

  75. Ronna Powers says

    Wow! What a great package! Would love to give this to my 13 year old Granddaughter when she comes for her summer visit, especially since we have a pool.

  76. Terra Gutowski says

    We just moved into our forever house… has a pool…so we will be vacationing in our backyard this year. Typically we vacation in Hilton Head, SC.

  77. Diane P says

    School ends this week — going on a long-promised trip to Disney in less than a week! Can’t wait!

  78. vickie says

    Counting down until July 3rd … then it’s family reunion in Michigan — three days of family, laughter, laziness and memories

  79. DeidreSH says

    I have 2 more days until my summer vacation…we are going camping at the lake and I am so very excited!

  80. Becky Greene says

    We don’t have specific plans yet, but hope to spend some vacation time in Massachusetts.

  81. Amy Stremming says

    We home school, so we will be doing some school this summer. Mostly just math and reading, maybe catch up on some science projects. I also work full time, but our ‘official’ summer begins with Memorial Day weekend. Plan on catching up on some reading and doing some crafty things I’ve had my eye on for a while. No big vacation plans; we usually go in the fall when it’s cooler.

  82. Amy C says

    No summer vacation for me, but I’m going to make the most of my weekends by spending lots of time outdoors at the pool, biking, and picnicing with friends!

  83. tammy says

    School ends on June 21st so four more weeks! yeah!! our plans are sleeping in (if my 14 month old concurs :) ), playing by the pool and at the beach, and maybe camping. I love having all my girls home over the summer so spending time with the little ones is high on the list.

  84. Amber says

    About a month till vacation…headed to a couple different places, Kings Island, then back up to Michigan, some good family traveling

  85. krystle says

    one month from tomorrow (ny gets out late)! we are going to Hilton head for a whole week…kiddo free!!!

  86. Rachael Werth says

    5 more days and I am taking my girls to visit Grandmas in my hometown over Memorial Day weekend

  87. wen-cassie says


    My vacation is 15 days away with weekends, and i am going to visit England!!
    I am really looking forward to it!!

    Thanks for the giveaway!!
    Have a good day!!

  88. Christina says

    About 45 days until we’re off to Georgia and Florida! It’ll be our babies first time at the beach :)

  89. Amanda says

    We are taking our kids to Yellowstone in June. I am so excited to share the park the way I did growing up, in a trailer inside the park.

  90. Alicia Hart says

    Summer Vacation officially starts June 7th…then it is long weekends at our cabin in Northern MI, a trip to the Smoky Mountains, and weekends boating on the Great(est) Lakes! Woohoo!

  91. Alyssa says

    I just got back from a wedding weekend in CT with my girl friends. My next trip away is the week of the fourth of July to the Cape! I can’t wait for a whole week off!

  92. Talina says

    No specific vacation plans this summer, just trying to enjoy the nice weather as much as possible.
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  93. Carolyn Benik says

    We planned a fall vacation instead of summer this year, but I’m still looking forward to fun in the sun around home with my kiddos!

  94. Lisa L says

    Am looking forward to my vacation in July. 2 weeks of doing NOTHING but bumming with hubby and kids – road trip!

  95. Lauren says

    I don’t have a summer vacation planned :( My husband’s in medical school so time and money are tight. This giveaway would make a day trip to the beach more manageable, though!

  96. Mary Beth says

    We will be doing the ever popular ‘Stay-cation’ But in all honesty, that really is my favorite place to be!

  97. Carrie says

    Three weeks of school left! We are going the historical route on the East Coast- From Charleston to NY we hope to see a lot of Civil War sites and Revolutionary War sites. Maybe even some Pirates!!

  98. Vanessa Ramos says

    My plans for the summer are lots of swimming and enjoying every single moment of summer with the family!

  99. says

    Our kids only have two more days of school until summer break. We are not planning any vacations but will instead enjoy a “staycation” hanging out at home in our pool.

  100. trisha kilpatrick says

    My kids are homeschooled so we have been on summer break for a couple of weeks now. My husband and mom are taking two of my kids on vacation, but I’m staying home with the third child because she just got a job as a nanny for the summer.

  101. Kristina says

    As a grad student doing research in the sciences, I don’t get a summer vacation, so I won’t be going anywhere, but luckily I live in Florida and can go to the beach on the weekends =)

  102. Angie Nunez (@sup3rmom) says

    69 days, 22 hours until my summer vacation (yes i know it will be the end of summer) but we are going on our first cruise, 5 days and headed to cozumel! Super excited!

  103. says

    32 days until we get to go to the most beautiful place in the world aka KAUAI! We are taking our sweet baby girl and I can’t wait for her to experience our most favorite vacation spot!

  104. Kim G says

    Summer vacation countdown just 2 more days!!! We are not traveling far just visiting Grandma a couple cities over :)

  105. Ashley S. says

    Because I am in college, my summer has already begun! Just finished finals last week so today is technically my first day of summer :)
    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!

  106. Gina M. says

    not going anywhere for vacation but, plan on going to the beach several times throughout the summer.

  107. Christine Cunningham says

    I’m between jobs right now so for me summer is already here :) just spending time with getting stuff done around the house and relaxing while i look for new job

  108. Tina Hughes says

    I’m already on summer vacation, we’ll be taking a stay-cation because I start a new schooling program in July

  109. shawn rose baker says

    Not an exact date but around the 3rd week in July we are going to the dominican republic with no children. So excited!

  110. jacalyn williamson says

    19 we are going to visit family in Louisiana, than in july going to Disney for the 1st time.

  111. Amy Cooley says

    Summer vacation starts when my boys are out of school…7 days and counting. It will be a staycation for us.

  112. Jenni Shaver says

    I am planning to stay wet as much as possible this summer – the pool, the lake, the sprinkler!

  113. SandyN says

    We got out of school a week ago last Friday, and our vacation this summer will be a family reunion in July. Can’t wait!!

  114. says

    17 days!! Im so excited! We are taking our kids and nephews camping at the Payson Lakes in Utah! Swimming, campfires, Stars, forest…doesn’t get any better!

  115. Dawn K says

    I am going with my sister and nephew to Florida in July. It might be hot there but it will be hotter in Tucson. I just can’t wait for the adventure to begin!

  116. Nicole says

    I don’t technically get a summer vacation this year since hubby and I ran away for our anniversary in April.

  117. Michelle says

    Lucky for me, I have a “summer” (memorial day) vacation that kicks off this weekend – I’m meeting my parents in Chicago to celebrate all three of our birthdays, since we’re all May babies. :) Can’t wait!

  118. Alicia J. says

    Exactly 4 weeks from today. If you could decide where I’m going I’d be really grateful. We can’t decide whether to go to PA and visit family or just go someplace we’ve never been before.

  119. Leslie Kiley says

    This bag looks like a beach party to me! I am traveling to San Diego this summer and would love to take this with me!

  120. Ashley D. says

    I have to work this summer, so I am not sure when I’ll get away. Probably sometime in the next month!

  121. Jacqui says

    I’m unfortunately not taking a big vacation this year. However, I plan on going to the NJ beaches a few weekends this summer so I have that to look forward to!

  122. says

    We have running camp, Boy Scout camp, High adventure camp, Cub Scout day camp…I’m not sure I’m seeing vacation in there anywhere ;)

  123. Theresa says

    We take mini weekend vacations during the summer. Hocking Hills, Ohio is one of our favorite places since we can go ziplining, camping and just relax in a nice, woodsy environment. Salt Fork State Park, Ohio is a place we discovered late last summer and we intend to go back. And I just heard of a new addition to North Park, Pa where they put in an adventure zone including ziplining and an obstacle course. We are definitely going there this summer. Wish I could afford to go diving in the tropics but not right now.

  124. Jen Ford says

    52 days until our road trip down the Oregon Coast! We are so excited. Thanks for the fun giveaway!

  125. Stacey Burke says

    We are taking little weekend trips ~ our first one is an anniversary trip in just a couple of weeks!!

  126. Cassidy says

    Do mom’s get summer vacation? Hehehe… Summer vacation starts at the end of this week but we are just staycationing here at our house.

  127. beth j says

    Eight days till summer vacation. I take care of my grandson while my daughter teaches.
    We are going to Maine to celebrate my parents 60th wedding anniversary!!

  128. Kristin Guth says

    I don’t get a summer vacation because I work in childcare. However I do get a honeymoon to branson, more after our September wedding. 124 more days.

  129. Michelle Djamoos says

    I leave for the Excellence Resort in Punta Cana in 4 weeks to go with a bunch of college friends, my husband, and my younger brother. My first all-inclusive getaway. Very exciting!

  130. Nicole L. says

    I don’t have an official summer vacation, but I’m expecting my first baby in July so I’ll be taking some time off from work in about 10 more weeks!

  131. Pam Ballard says

    We did our big trip in March to Israel. So we are just doing a campout over the 4th to a retreat town. I cant wait. Thanks for the chance at this giveaway!

  132. Sandy says

    My husband is graduating from a nursing program tomorrow and then the next day we are taking our first summer trip, to Cancun! Can’t think of a better way to start off the summer. After that I am looking forward to lounging by my pool and catching up on some good books!

  133. says

    I don’t know how many days … but we are going RVing to Newport for 4th of July, going to Chicago in August, and trying to plan a Vegas trip without the toddler :) It’s going to be a fun summer!

  134. Athena R says

    Summer vacation? What is that? I may take a few days off in July around the 4th to get some things done before my baby boy arrives at the end of summer.

  135. Candace Paquin says

    My sister gets married in 39 days! We are in the military so we will be going home for the wedding and to spend some much needed time with family! Hurray for summer and thank you for the amazing giveaway!

  136. says

    We just got back from Disney World at the beginning of this month, so we’re staying close to home and surprising my son with a trip to Great Wolf Lodge in 44 days! We love it there!

  137. Susan Broughton says

    Unfortunately there is no vacation this year. We will all be hanging here at the house looking for ways to save money

  138. grace says

    We are thinking of going to Myrtle Beach, but not sure when .. definitely before it gets too hot for walking at the beach :-)

  139. says

    Sadly I don’t get a summer vacation! I went on a spring vacation to Lake Powell which was really fun though! Maybe we will get to do some mini vacations!

  140. Erica says

    Summer vacation has already started, and I don’t really plan on going anywhere, except for a few day trips in my area with friends.

  141. Lindsay Shepard says

    I would love to create a little fake vacation spot in my own backyard this summer! Too much work and school to get a proper vacation.

  142. Kassi Nelson says

    Unfortunately we are not going anywhere this summer. We are expecting our first baby (girl) in August!!! We are looking forward to some fun local summer activities here in Utah like Strawberry Days and the Stadium of Fire!

  143. Lisa Burdette says

    Starting with a day trip this weekend to Edisto Beach, SC – the most relaxing beach on the East Coast, given the nickname Edislow!

  144. Susan H says

    Going to Ouray, Colorado for the Fourth of July.. Also going to Estes Park for the Highlander games.

  145. Wendy N says

    We are taking a camping trip for a week over the 4th of July. Roy lake State Park in SD is a great place to enjoy the outdoors!

  146. Kelly S says

    17 days until we head to the San Francisco bay area to visit my husband’s family and about 5 weeks until we go to northern NY to visit my family! Thanks for the chance to win!

  147. Catron Horton says

    We took an early vacation in April for our anniversary. We’ll go to the beach again in September.

  148. Kristin says

    My Summer vacation doesn’t start until July…but we are going on a month long trip to see my parents in the Philippines!

  149. says

    This week is the last week of school for my kiddos. We aren’t planning a big vacation this year, just a fun staycation with some small weekend trips thrown in. Thanks for the chance!

  150. Krystle says

    Loving all of your cute items! We are looking forward to summer so much! After an extra long Minnesota winter we will be enjoying summer at home this year.

  151. says

    We are going to Panama City, FL in late August. Our first real family vacation as a family of four and we are stoked!!!!

  152. Jeannette says

    My summer vacation is in August and we are going for a family reunion to Yellowstone national park! Yay for no cell reception ;)

  153. Autumn says

    Love the coral and turquoise…..can’t wait to put together my own bag of summer favs and head to the beach and pool!

  154. Hailey says

    At the end of August my husband and I are going on a (kid-free) vacation!!! I cannot wait. We are going to Hilton head island! Woohoo!

  155. Laurie (Cookie Bliss) says

    So excited to be leaving in about three weeks for Hawaii for our first trip there! :)

  156. Francine Werlinger says

    Love your giveaway, thanks! My husband had a stroke and I’m his caregiver. We don’t travel anymore.

  157. Maureen Dixon says

    My kids don’t get out of school till June 25th :( We are going on a trip to the Cape this summer !

  158. says

    No Summer vacation for me :( I graduated last year so I’ll be working all summer. Though I’m going to Florida for Memorial Day Weekend to visit family so that’s my vacation.

  159. Grace Elliston says

    My summer sorta starts a little early this year our WEDDING IS June 8th and then i will be camping with my new husband for a few days at one of my favorite lakes !!

  160. Laura says

    My daughters last day is today. My son has school until Thursday. My husband gets to start terminal leave on June 3rd (retiring from the AF after 24 years, the official end date is 1Sept2013!) Unfortunately we can not afford to go anywhere this year so we will enjoy what this state has to offer. Last year we were fortunate enough to be able to drive to California to enjoy the beaches…I LOVE the beach and so do the kids. Best time EVER!

  161. says

    None of my kids are in school yet, so summer starts whenever we want. We just moved to Florida though, so I’m looking forward to lots of trips to the beach.

  162. Stephanie says

    There are 45 days until my summer vacation. My kids and I will be spending it around the pool :)

  163. Erin R. says

    We’re taking our vacation in October this year and are really looking forward to seeing Maine and Vermont.

  164. Jessica Piekenbrock says

    I unfortunately do not have a vacation planned this summer :( I am fresh out of college and its my first year on the job so maybe next year lol

  165. Katie I. says

    No plans for vacation yet, but I’m sure we’ll be going up to our cabin for the weekend in the next few weeks!

  166. Kristy Couch says

    We don’t have one planned yet but hoping to make the beach for my birthday on October 5th!

  167. Carrie Ross says

    24 days & counting until we head to AZ for my cousins wedding! We can’t wait for the heat

  168. Tara Olson says

    We are heading out this weekend to Coeur D’Alene and I CANNOT wait!!. It is just the beginning of our summer!!

  169. Lisa K says

    I used to be a teacher so I am TOTALLY missing my summer break! I’m a student and summer term started today after a very short 1 week break. But I have 28 days until my sister is here and 31 until we head to our first (hopefully annual) sister craft weekend!

  170. Jamie says

    We have 3 weeks left till summer vacation and then lots of traveling for family events and reunions.

  171. says

    I love your colorful ideas.. It makes me want to sit on my swing on the deck and
    watch the kids play.. While relaxing with those cool lanterns! Thank you

  172. Crystal Andersen says

    No bit plans yet, but I can’t wait for warm weather and laying outside under the hot sun!

  173. Shanna Uptergrove says

    5 MORE WEEKS UNTIL WE HEAD TO AUSTIN TEXAS!!!!!! And Dallas Texas in July.. And Jemez Mountains, New Mexico in August!!!!

  174. Elizabeth W. says

    No definite vacation plans but we will be heading to see my family in Wisconsin at some point this summer.

  175. monica p younes says

    30 days till summer break and we will be spending a week in San Diego but first a quick trip to Vegas sans kids.

  176. Michele West says

    My daughter wraps up her last year of preschool on 6/14! We’re planning a lot of fun activities and a week long Yosemite camping trip in July!

  177. Nicole M. says

    not sure how many days but about 2 and a half more months until my mom, sister and I have a girls week in San Diego!

  178. Marisa B says

    I’m a graduate student so I don’t actually get a summer vacation, but I hope to do some camping this summer!

  179. says

    It looks like I have about 36 days until my summer vacation starts. I am going to the hospital to have my first baby!!! It’s going to be a sweet baby boy. That’s what I’m most excited about for this summer :-)

  180. Diana says

    Im actually going overseas for the first time! I’ll be visiting family in both Thailand and China! : )

  181. Kathee VZ says

    How many more days until your Summer vacation & where are you going? I am leaving in 2 weeks! Going “Up North” Wisconsin. Hoping for good weather.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  182. says

    Actually, I’m leaving in a little over a week! I’m going back home to Indiana for my little sister’s high school graduation.

  183. Kristin Cieluch says

    4 Days and we leave for Missouri to spend time with family and shortly after that we leave for Minnesota!

  184. Whitney Rosenberg says

    My summer vacation is in mid June and we’re going to Hawaii! Huzzah! (Also, the font in this comment box was a pleasant surprise! So fun!)

  185. Holly says

    I work at a University, so school is out but summer is full of planning for the school year. I hope to squeeze in a getaway to the East Coast at the end of July.

  186. Belladatura says

    No summer vacation for me. :-( But my office windows look out onto the water, so that’s something.

  187. Kellie S. says

    This year our “summer vacation” will be spent getting my daughter moved to New Jersey (She is going to Rutgers!) for law school from Alabama. It is going to be quite the undertaking, LOL.

  188. Hilarie Sullivan says

    We’re headed to see family in Ashland, Ky. Fourth of July weekend so with over a month to go I haven’t started counting the days yet.

  189. kathy j says

    I have no plans for a summer vacation but i will take a few days off around my birthday july 2 for just some R & R

  190. Jen Jensen says

    No vacation planned but I am having a baby in 86ish days so thats something to look forward to.

  191. Teri says

    Oh my! There are a whopping 144 days till my summer vacation! We are taking the grand girls to DISNEYLAND!! WOO HOO followed by recuperating at the BEACH. Ahhhhh…..smiles.

  192. Christine Hicks says

    Our first mini vacation is camping in Door County, Wisconsin! Thanks for the opportunity to win these fun items!

  193. Amy S. says

    My vacation will be in the fall, since it’s my busy season currently. I will be visiting my sister in Baltimore.

  194. Marina Jones says

    Zero days until vacation, I live in Arizona the weather is beautiful year round, I ill be at my pool tomorrow!

  195. Quartknee King says

    I don’t get summer vacation. Instead I get to teach ESL English and then move across the country!

  196. Elizabeth W says

    No specific vacation plans, but perhaps a weekend trip to Minneapolis (IKEA) or St. Louis. Plenty of projects to do around the house though!

  197. Robyn G says

    I don’t have a summer vacation planned. But I plan on doing DIY projects around this house this summer.

  198. says

    Summer vacation has already started with the toddler! The baby’s due in July so I don’t think we’ll be doing much traveling!

  199. Whitney Dupuis says

    No real summer plans here other than visiting family. We went to Disney World in March so that was our big trip for the year. So fun!

  200. Ashley Bogard says

    Summer vacay started Friday! {wahoo} We will visit Florida and Yellowstone. Thanks for a fun give away!

  201. says

    I wish I had a summer vacay! FIrst year out of school in the real world… definitely going to miss those days of nannying and lifeguarding!

  202. says

    oh….till many more day….about 45 days till my summer starts. I will take my kids to the happiest place on earth

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  203. Heather Braun says

    45 days until we head out to Nashville, TN to meet up and spend the 4th of July with my InLaws! I’ve never been to Nashville so I’m pretty excited! The InLaws will be in that area for a meeting from Cali and we haven’t seen them since Dec (I know it’s not that long but we miss them) and since Nashville is just 6 hours away it’s time for a road trip! Plus the hubby has a four day weekend. Score!

  204. Mai says

    No set vacation plans for us this summer, but my husband and I aim to make every weekend a fun adventure. So countdown until the next weekend : 4 more days =)

  205. Rachel says

    Only 11 more days until summer here! We aren’t going anywhere this summer, and I can’t even begin to tell you how over-the-moon excited I am about that! Lazy summer!!!

  206. Tina Matteson says

    Only about 3 more weeks till school is out here in Texas and we will have a more relaxed schedule, which is my favorite thing about this time of year!

  207. jennifer smith says

    Sadly, I’m not taking a vacation this summer. I am hoping family will come up and visit, and I will take some days off to be with them if they do.

  208. Callie Sitek says

    About 40 more days until we are going to Mississippi for my husband’s great grandmother, who is 101, to meet her new great great grandson!

  209. Meredith says

    11 days until school is out and then it’s Summer. No big vacations planned just some long weekends away and some run relaxing times at the Ranch!

  210. Anna W says

    My summer vacation actually already started! But it ends in about 2 weeks when I go off to my summer job. After that in August I’ll have about a week off before heading back to my university to finish my studies and to get my degree. OH TIME PLEASE GO SLOWER — no rush here!! Haha thanks for the giveaway!

  211. Ashley P says

    13 more work days until summer vacation, and about a month until a weekend anniversary getaway to Williamsburg with my husband!

  212. sharonjo says

    I live on a farm so summer means busy, busy –not vacation. At the end of the season I hope to go tubing with my family. Thanks!

  213. alyssa p says

    We’ll be at home for the summer. But we are hosting a boy from Eastern Europe, and he will be here in less than 6 weeks!!!

  214. Charissa Stromski says

    Mint M&Ms? I have never seen those before, I am swooning! & that wallet is so cute!!!

  215. Charissa Stromski says

    Our summer vacation has started today! My little buddy is out of school. We aren’t going anywhere this summer, due to finances, but hoping to have lots of fun w/ friends :)

  216. brittany t says

    oh about 10 weeks! I am hoping to take a mini-vaca in the nothern part of my state(AZ) where it’s cooler. I can’t wait to go have fun, be in nature and just see different sights!

  217. Robin says

    Great giveaway I love your prizes….we don’t get out of school till end of June and then vaca in July up north in NH,

  218. Sandy says

    No vacation plans for us. We are trying to pay off bills and save money. Thanks for the giveaway.

  219. says

    I’m not planning on going anywhere yet… but I am so excited for Kids Day this year!! It’s in 54 days!!!! All my nieces and nephews will be in town!

  220. Shana says

    I don’t really have a summer vacation per se, but we are moving to California in two weeks and my husband will have time off of work to go house hunting, so I will count that. Yay!

  221. Anna (sixtyfourcolorbox) says

    My summer vacation begins in 11 days. I’m a teacher, so I’ll be at home working on next year. Oh, and going to the beach. Otherwise not a lot planned.

  222. Tania S. says

    We have 11 days until Summer break starts for us. We are planning on going to the beach this summer.

  223. Sarah says

    Not sure what to comment on, except that I love summer! Until it gets above 90… then not as much, unless I’m in a pool.

  224. Kellie Christensen says

    I’m going to Portland this weekend! Woot! Joy comes in small packages. 2 year old packages with blonde hair and a contagious laugh!

  225. Urban Wife says

    Hmmm….seeing as we just had a baby, there won’t be a summer vacation for us. The bright side is that family & friends will be coming to visit us!

  226. says

    No vacation for us this year. We’ll be busy looking for a new house instead, and that’s much more exciting to me! ;D

  227. says

    Technically my summer vacation is any day because I’m a stay-at-home mom. I’m not going anywhere either because my fiance and I are saving for a house and new car and need to pay off student loans. Wow. Does that sound boring or what?

  228. Lisa Kubin says

    No plans for a summer vacation yet but we love where we live and every day is a vacation for me!!

    Lisa K.

  229. Abigail says

    that question made me want to cry a little… no summer vacation for me! We are planing a trip for next winter though.

  230. Tracy says

    Technically no summer vacation for me, but my brother and his family will be visiting for *their* vacation, so that will be fun.

  231. Lachalle says

    I have no school age kids at home o every weekend right now we re heading to cabin but by end of June will stay there full time .

  232. Jessica says

    I am already on summer vacation!!! I am not going anywhere until November – then we are off cruising the islands!

  233. Nicole Balogh says

    School is out in 8 more days here, but we don’t have any set vacation plans yet. We will probably do a bunch f day trips to places like the zoo, aquarium, museums, and spend plenty of time at the pool and beach.

  234. Mary says

    I’m goin’ back to Cali, to Cali, to Cali…in one month. To see my favorite baseball and the beach! My favorite team colors are orange and black, woot woot! This would look fabulous on my shoulder. Thanks