Sunday, June 28, 2009

Favorite Things of Summer Giveaway

Its been a while since I've had a giveaway and its time to change that, don't you think?

A few months ago I received the funnest * giveaway prize that I've ever won. Its time to pass on the good karma.

Leave a comment telling me your favorite things about summer. The winner will be drawn next Monday. I will send the lucky reader a box with some of my favorite summer things, while I'm not sure what all that will include just yet, it will be great. I promise. Just leave a comment by midnight Sunday, July 5th.

And goooo!

* I am fully aware that "funnest" is not proper grammar, I don't care I used it anyway.


brandyismagic said...

Favourite things about summer... oh I love questions like this.

- Barbecued hot dogs, potato salad and lemonade.

- The sound of lawn mowers at 10am the the feel of a sprinkler at 2pm.

- Outdoor patios, flip flops and a general feeling of relaxation!

Kylie said...

Love it!

~Being outside
~Grilling...although we do it year-round here no matter the weather. Rain, snow, sleet or hail Brad still grills for me!
~Reading in the shade with the perfect breeze
~4th of July
~My birthday!

Tiffany said...

the best thing about summer is the smell. it smells of freedom and possibilities and best friends and the memories of driving around with your girlfriends being 16 or 18 and looking for boys and fun and trouble. of laying on the beach with the sun on your skin and a smile on your face and the perfect song on the radio. it smells of the first kiss with your summer crush and watching fireworks and sneaking holding hands so your friends wont see. summer smells of love and friends and life.

Katie said...

Contests, woo!

My favorite things are:

- Ice cream

- Pool time

- Summer nights.

- Barbeque

And for good measure, since I am apparently an American cliche

- Fireworks.

LBluca77 said...

Popsicles, cherrys, flip flops, wearing shorts, sunshine, the beach, margaritas, BBQ's.

Andy said...

So, we have kind of a different summer concept. While you're soaking in sweat up there, we're soaking in rain. It effin rains all the time.

So, favorite things for the summer :
- Rains at night, me covered in blankets.
- Be able to use big furry sweatshirts to be warm.
- Getting wet while wearing white shirts.
- Since during the day, it's humind, pools.
- Dinners while watching thunderstorms, without light, so with candles.
- Cuddling with the pups who are scared of thunders.
- The smell of wet earth in the mornings.
- The sound of all the birds chirping every morning.
- The sound of crickets at night, competing with the rain.
- All the seasonal fruits that come up.
- The clean city (rain washes it all).
- The fresh air.
- Rainbows.
- Colorful umbrellas.

And as for THIS summer :
- Spending time with my friends, before we all go our separate ways.
- Graduation in 2 weeks.
- Trips to the beach with my whole class.
- Going drinking at the middle of the week.
- Playing in the Wii with my sis.
- Long talks with my sis while laying in the grass.

I got a bit carried away. This is supposed to be the best summer of my life so far, and actually, it is. <3

Bayjb said...

My favorite things:
-- Flip flops
-- Skirt/dresses
-- Beer on the patio with family/friends
-- Cook outs, really of any meat
-- Summer hours
-- More sunlight
-- Vacation
-- Being outside as much as possible!

Cameo said...

First off, I need to thank you for the title of your blog. For some reason it just hit me in the past week of "Don't Stop Believin'" so thank you. NOT!

Fave thing about summer? SPC BABY, SPC!!! Although it's been postponed this year, it's still my favorite thing.

Wheels said...

My favorite thing about summer is the Fourth of July in my hometown! I've only missed it three times in my great 22-year-old lifespan of being connected to that town (we didn't move there 'til I was three) and it's awesome - bike races, small-town awesomeness, good food, seeing everyone you know, parades.

I also LOVE swimming in mountain lakes and wearing purdy dresses!

Ashley said...

My favorite thing about summer is that I always have this unreasonable hope that my life is going to get exciting and movie-like for 3 months--that I'll be swept away--and even though it never happens, I always have the hope.

Jen said...

ahh summer!! my favorites are...
lightning bugs
baseball games
and just being outside!

Anonymous said...

Oooo...I love this Mandy!

*crickets at night
*reading the Sunday paper on the front porch
*days and nights at the race track
*weekend vacations
*all the farm babies being born

Kyla Roma said...

My favourite things about summer are:

- Using the BBQ over and above any other appliance
- Waiting for cool days to do my baking
- Puppy play dates
- Being warm!

Anonymous said...

barbecuing/grilling anything and everything
lying in the cool grass on a hot day
fishing on a calm lake
the sounds of sprinklers, lawn mowers, cicadas, crickets, and all the birds
bare skin
parades! and cookouts, neighborhood much fun
the feeling of the sunshine coming in the window in the mornings
the gorgeous sunsets
how colourful everything seems in the warmth
more upbeat music
dresses, skirts, tank tops, sunglasses
walking around barefoot
less time on the computer or indoors
not wanting or feeling the need to take showers every day
evening bonfires
more freedom and time to hang out with friends and family :)

Nilsa @ SoMi Speaks said...

Things I love about the summer include running & biking along the lakefront, grilled foodstuffs, baseball games, sunsets well after the eight o'clock hour, trips to my family's beach house and no questions asked when skipping out of the office a little earlier on Friday afternoons! You're a gem for doing this giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Favorite things about summer?
* Naps taken poolside
* Rolling down my windows while running the A/C and blasting my favorite song of the day, whatever it may be
* Fireflys
* The fact that it's not dark until close to 8pm
* wearing flip flops all the darn time
* the insane number of festivals that take place in my town during the summer
* road trips

thatShortchick said...

my summer favorites:


wearing sundresses&flipflops

freshly made lemonade

outdoor patios that are seated with my favorite people and coronas

summer rainstorms

more sunlight

running through the grass

Ashley D said...

How fun! My most favorite part of summer is poolside days with friends and nights of bbq cookouts!

Auburn Kat said...

My favorite things about summer...
-Picnic food!
-Not having to shovel!
-Not having to bundle up in 5 layers of clothing!
-Not having to warm up and brush off my car.

Hmm...notice a theme here? =)

Gosh, I want a hot dog now!

Katelin said...

some of my favorite things include:
margaritas, swimming, late night bbqs, flip flops

oh how i love the summmer :)

chickbug said...

My favorite things about summer:

- BBQs
- Lazy afternoons in the park
- sidewalk cafes
- flip flops
- the city is less crowded

looking4#3 said...

So sorry I have been MIA. Just struggling....hard.
I hope your summer has been great so far. So glad it is a short week.

I love the NJ shore.

I love having the air conditioning blasting in the car, while I feel the hot air with the windows down.

I love the smell of suntan lotion.

I love the little tiny exposed toes in sandals!

Thanks for all of your support during this shitty time!!1

looking4#3 said...

Oh, I almost forgot the one I will be looking the most forward to (under the current circumstances, I can indulge).....a very cold, very cold beer!!!!

Anonymous said...

getting a tan...i get to pretend my skin looks good for a bit! patios, warm evening air, festivals!

Maris said...


That was so easy.

amanda said...

there is SO much about summer that i adore.

but here are five:

-driving with the windows and top down

-summer nights

-4th of july fireworks

-being sunkissed

-the smell of suntan lotion

yayyyy giveaways!

Ray said...

favorite thing about summer: Chicago festivals!! :)

rachaelgking said...

My favorite thing about summer? A cold beer with good friends on the patio of a restaurant overlooking the water.


The Alleged Ringleader said...

1. Laying out by the pool sipping margaritas.
2. BBQ's
3. When friends from out of town visit on their summer breaks.
5. Summer nights in the valley = wearing shorts and tank tops all night.
6. Reminiscing about the fun things my friends and I used to do when we were in school and had the summer off!

Frank said...

My favorite part about summer, apart from the standard grilling and 4th of July, is going running at dusk when the lightning bugs come out :)

auntrene said...

I love summer, I love going fishing, I love having picnics, I love the summer holidays, Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day! I love that those holidays mean lots of family, great food, great fun!
I love Summer as I can sit on my porch with a big glass of Ice Tea and wave at the neighbors and visit with friends in the evenings.
I don't like... the MOSQUITO's
I have done a I love Summer on my blog.. check it out if you have time.. I have Barefootin kiddos. Lots of fun!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

What don't I love about summer? :)

Ok, if I have to choose just a few -

1. More hours of sunlight
2. Flip flops
3. grilling
4. Spending time at my parents' lake cabin!

Happy 4th of July to you!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

What don't I love about summer? :)

Ok, if I have to choose just a few -

1. More hours of sunlight
2. Flip flops
3. grilling
4. Spending time at my parents' lake cabin!

Happy 4th of July to you!

Barb said...

I love:
- The Calgary Stampede
- BBQs
- It's light out past 9:00pm
- picnics
- road trips
- drinks on a patio

alexa @clevelandsaplum said...

flip flops
being outside
my birthday

gosh do i love summer.

MeLaNiE said...

My favorite things include:

-summer sunsets
-catching fireflies
-homemade lemonade
-flip flops :)

A. said...

Since I spend my summers in Alaska, my favorite part of summer is the long days of sunlight!

Jamie Lovely said...

My favorite thing about summer is getting a blanket, laying on the grass with a book with my puppy running around me.

And ice cream!