Friday, June 8, 2012

Summer Celebration GIVEAWAY

On gorgeous days like today, it can be hard to remember it isn't actually summer yet!  It isn't though.  Summer doesn't start for almost two weeks yet.  I think it's arrival is something to celebrate, so to honor the big, bright sparkly in the sky, I'm giving away a sparkly for a lucky winner!   Okay, the owner of Glitter Roots is actually giving it away, but it is through my blog, so I get partial credit, right?

An example of Glitter Roots' merchandise, but you pick what you want
Regardless of who is actually doing the giving, here's how you have a chance of receiving: just leave a comment on this post stating what your favorite thing is about summer.  On June 20, 2012, the day of the summer solstice, I will randomly select a winner from the entries as close to the time of the solstice, 7:08pm my time (11:08pm UTC), as I can manage to be at a computer and will announce the winner via Facebook and Twitter.  The winner has 24 hours to contact me at which time, which I will pass it on to Glitter Roots.  The winner will then get to select which Glitter Roots shiny they would like and it will be shipped to them.  Sorry, but this contest is open to people with US addresses only please.

So what is your favorite thing about summer?

39 comments:

  1. I like being able to determine what we do based on the moment and not a calendar packed with to-do's!

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  2. My favorite things about summer are lightening bugs and watermelons! :)

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  3. My wedding anniversary on June 21st- we were married the first day of summer because we love the whole hot season so much.

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  4. I love the extra long days! So helpful for getting things done around the farm!

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  5. I like the fact that its sunny when I get up to go to work and still sunny when I get home. Plenty of time to garden and spend time outside.

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  6. The taste of a just picked tomato and the joy of a drippy bite of watermelon!

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  7. I love the goodies from the garden, yard, bushes, and trees. Such good, homegrown food. Thanks for the giveaway.
    Deb Berning

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  8. Fresh food from the garden!

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  9. My favorite thing about summer is the long days & short nights.

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  10. my favorite thing about summer is the growing season! Love to plant organic veggies.

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  11. I love gardening in the summer! And putting it all up!

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  12. I love being able to stay out in the sunlight later into the evening until 9pm here. I also love how the hot sulfur springs are at a great temperature so I can soak before work.

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  13. There is nothing not to love about summer! Sleeping in, staying up late, homemade ice cream, bbq's, visits to the beach & lake.... The list goes on!

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  14. What I like most about summer is NO Heating Bill! Next to that my favorites are longer sunlit hours, watermelon, drive-in movies, no snow, no need to wear shoes at home

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  15. I love hanging out with my kids...we camp, swim, make crafts, etc. Just being able to spend lots of time ...time is my favorite thing in the summer.

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  16. My favorite thing about summer is a new thing for me: watching my vegetables grow! I started an organic container garden, my first garden of any kind EVER! And I love taking care of it every day and watching it grow and change. I can't wait to harvest!!

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  17. Elizabeth WalkerJune 13, 2012 at 4:47 AM

    swimming for sure! I also love being able to grow some food and somewhat love the longer sunlit hours (although it does throw the kids off as to when to get up and go down as they're used to winter when they go to bed when the sun goes to bed...) Oh, and getting to see my grandparents (snow birds)

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  18. Sleeping! It is one of my favorite things to do in the summer, especially when it's hot outside. When you wake up, there's still tons of daylight left.

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  19. My favorite thing is about summer is how laid back the days are because there's no early morning rush to get my son off to school... :)

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  20. My favorite thing about Summer is the way it affects our moods! All of the fun that we find during the season seems almost magical, and can help so much when you've spent the cold season feeling down in the dumps. Watching kids and their lemonade stand, picking basil at a local farm, grilling veggies at twilight with your family, lazy days on the river - I love all the smiles that they bring!

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  21. Our vacation week at Lake Huron has to be my #1 favorite. But I also love harvesting from the garden, farmers markets, sharing the porch swing with my family & friends. Oh and swatting mosquitoes!

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  22. Having my kids home from school so we can do things together,

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  23. Long days and warm summer nights! Lots of fun outdoors with my children!

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  24. Oh I love so much about summer, but I think the farmer in me is way excited about picking all of our food right outside our door :)

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  25. My favorite thing about summer is making sweet iced tea!

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  26. I love tomato sandwiches made with homegrown tomatoes on white bread with mayo and butter with lots of salt and pepper! That's my favorite thing about summer :)

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  27. Tomatoes - my favorite thing about summer is home grown tomatoes!

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  28. My favorite thing about summer is gardening! There's nothing quite like being able to walk out your back door and pick your own food!

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  29. my favorite thing about summer is sitting by the fan -with it blowing on me; watching/listening to a baseball game, eating tuna salad (which is like macaroni salad with tuna), and just breathing in the peace and tranquility. It always takes me back to ALL the actual GOOD memories of summertime of my childhood.

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  30. My favorite things is spending 6 hours at the park with my homeschooling friends every week.

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  31. My favorite thing about summer is all the yard sales!

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  32. Camping would have to be my favorite part of summer! My boys and I camp all summer and do all the fun camping stuff. We love to do crafts and watch our garden grow!

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  33. The absolute best part about summer in creating as many narure filled memories for my son as i can so he will grow up loving the earth as much as i do

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  34. The favorite thing I love about summer is watching the kids so care free and remembering my long carefree summers. :)

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  35. I love everything about summer! My garden, my pool, having more time with the kids, longer days, the beach...you name it! :)

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  36. my favorite thing about summer is the long days...long enough to get chores done before work and enough time in the afternoon to visit with friends or do a little volunteer work...whether it be at the food bank or just being there for that older person who needs someone in their life because noone else finds the time for them anymore.

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  37. My favorite thing about summer is being able to visit all the summer festivals and farmers markets! Just being able to go outside and feel the sun on my face males the summer so enjoyable.

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  38. Fresh summer tomatoes for sandwiches, fried green tomatoes, swimming, butterflies, air-conditioning. :D

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