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Summer Favorite Things

It’s slowly beginning to look a lot like summer and I don’t know about you but I’m pretty excited! Time for flip flops, summer vacations, swimming pools, and daily adventures with the kids… bring it on!

How about some fun ideas to add a little sunshine to your summer? I’ve teamed up with  20 Creative Bloggers to share some of our favorite things for summer under $50, and you have a chance to win one (or more) of these fabulous gift packages!

Summer Favorite Things Blog Hop & Giveaway

You may remember the Holiday Favorite Things Under $25 from 25 Bloggers Giveaway and Blog Hop from last year…….well, it was so much fun a bunch of us thought, why not do it again, for the summer!!

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?!

Below you will see I did a little shopping for YOU!  I gathered up some things that I love that make summer more bright and fun in my life.  At the very end of this post, you can enter to win my gift basket of summer goodies! (value approx. $178). Pin the collage and my image below to reference back to when you need to give some fun summer gifts, too!

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!

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 ($178 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!

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. Foodie Crush |20. Sweet Sugar Belle

 

My Favorite Things Up Close

I had a lot of fun putting my bucket of summer together! It was very tempting to include items from my last favorite things, but I added all new items EXCEPT my books that I just love to give at any chance I can! Presenting, My Summer Favorite Things!  All of my items are $20 or under.

kristen duke summer favorite things giveaway bucket

 Below are some details and links on where to find each of my favorite summer items.

favorite things in the summer

1.Mint Retro Galvanized Trash Can ($20) used in my Easter Decor//2. Nate Berkus Westwood Beach Towel ($18)//3. Colorful Spatula’s (similar) ($10)//4.Giant clothespin at Michael’s (similar) ($3)//5.Squish Collapsible funnel ($5)//6. 8×10 Sunshine Mounted Print Quote ($10)//7. Wilton Mint Drops ($5) (3 ways to use them here)//8. Sweet & Salty Caramel Bugles ($4)//9. Sonic Gift Card ($10)//10. Say NO to Auto beginner photography ($20)//11. Get Focused Photography Intermediate book ($22)//12. Jergens Natural Glow lotion ($8 )//13. Maybelline Sweet Clementine Neon orange nail polish ($10)//14.Gold Arrow Necklace ($8)//15. 3m Command Strips (used a bunch in my Girls Room Makeover) ($5)//16/ Retro Hot Pink Sunglasses ($10)//17. Gorilla glue ($5) (used in my fingerprint art)//18. Pilot Purple Ink Pens ($5)

$178 VALUE!!  (I bought all of these items myself, nothing was donated or being pushed–they are all my faves!)

 

SUMMER FAVORITE THINGS GIVEAWAY FROM Capturing Joy:

I would like to send my Favorite Summer Things basket (approx value $178) to one lucky Capturing Joy reader!  Who will it be?!?

HOW to ENTER

To enter this giveaway, leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite item in my giveaway, then simply complete the steps in the giveaway widget below:

If you don’t see the widget, be patient because it might take a minute to load (especially with Internet Explorer 9).  If you have any questions, you can email me!

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  1. 1720

    I think the photography books look awesome. As a beginner, I can certainly use some help!

  2. 1721

    Um, absolutely everything in it is awesome!!!

  3. 1722
    Heather says:

    I want the bucket itself! I’ve been drooling over it for a while but don’t have an exact use other than loving it so I haven’t bought it yet.

  4. 1723
    Lisa Knarr Valles says:

    I love the retro mint green trash can!!! That is what grabbed my attention!

  5. 1724

    There are so many awesome items in this giveaway, its hard to narrow it down to just one fav. However, I will say that the Gorilla Glue is an absolute must.., love that stuff! My little boy and our dog and cat are quite destructive so glue comes in very handy at our house, lol!

  6. 1725
    Tatiana Zecher says:

    I love the blue bin, but the gorilla glue made me laugh the hardest, it looks like your summer is a lot like mine if you need lots of gorilla glue!

  7. 1726
    Michelle Murphy Ramey says:

    Thank you!

  8. 1727
    Jacklyn says:

    I love BBQs with friends and family

  9. 1728
    Shelee Brim says:

    Purple Pens….I am a K-Stater!

  10. 1729

    I love those pink shades!
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  11. 1730

    Everything in this mix looks fun!
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  12. 1731

    Photograhy Books!!!

  13. 1732
    Susan♥ says:

    I love the beginner photography book–I’m always looking for a better way to take pics!

  14. 1733
    Patti Keil says:

    My faves are the Sonic gift card and the trash can!!!

  15. 1734

    The Gold Arrow Necklace is awesome!

  16. 1735
    Lisa Anseth says:

    I really like the colored spatulas

  17. 1736
    Stephanie G says:

    I LOVE the colorful spatulas!

  18. 1737
    Angela Cash says:

    I am most excited about the Get Focused Photography Intermediate book.

  19. 1738
    Sara Blue says:

    Love the pail!

  20. 1739

    Love the sunglasses..
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  21. 1740

    SO excited about this! I have a feeling many of these items will see frequent use and the others will also be enjoyed tremendously!

  22. 1741
    Molly Redman says:

    I love the sunglasses! (:

  23. 1742
    Marsha Anderson Corns says:

    The collections of products are incredible. I’d love to win any of them!

  24. 1743
    barbara macaskill says:

    When will the winner be announced? Thanks!

  25. 1744

    What a fantastic giveaway! I could certainly use some photography tips! Like a lot of photography tips :)
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  26. 1745

    Woah this blog is great i love reading your posts. Stay up the good paintings! You recognize, a lot of people are looking around for this info, you could help them greatly.

  27. 1746

    I don’t write a great deal of comments, but i did a few
    searching and wound up here Summer Favorite Things. And I do have a couple of
    questions for you if it’s allright. Could it be just me or does it give the impression like a few of the responses come across like they are coming from brain dead visitors?
    :-P And, if you are writing at other places, I would like to
    follow everything fresh you have to post. Would you make a
    list of the complete urls of all your communal sites like your twitter feed,
    Facebook page or linkedin profile?
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  28. 1747
    Lachalle says:

    I love gorilla glue ! It’s like my fave too! I would live to have everything in that basket .

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