Summer Favorite Things GIVEAWAY (ENDED)! Blog Hop


 Ideas to add a little sunshine to your summer.  20 Creative Bloggers share some of their favorite things for summer under $50

Summer Favorite Things Blog Hop & Giveaway

It’s slowly beginning to look a lot like summer and I don’t know about you but I could not be more excited! Time for flip flops, BBQ’s, warm sunshine, and driving with the windows down, music blaring kind of days… bring it on!

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 and 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 $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!

 Summer Favorite Things Blog Hop

 Have fun!

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. 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 2o 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!

I have things for the kitchen, the baker, the snacker and the girly girl!  They are all items I use and love!


Hand selected items from me, TidyMom that are sure to make your summer a little brighter!

Look Inside Summer Favorite Things at TidyMom

LEFT:  Magazines – I’m a magazine junkie | flat wallet in bright summer yellow | hand lotion, because my hands and legs are always dry | travel size lint roller – we have dog, so I always keep a lint roller handy | Downy wrinkle Relase is my favorite way to “iron” my summer cottons | Wet Ones travel pack – I keep them in my bag and in my car | Makeup bag aka “traveling office”

RIGHT:  all of this is inside the makeup bag, aka “traveling office” :  Note cards and envelopes | paper clips | washi tape | magnets | note pad | tissues | nail file | nail clippers | Shaun White gum – my favorite gum! | Altoids & Tick Tacks – can never have too many mints 😉 | bobby pins | Burts Bees lip balm | pens | mechanical pencils | highlighters  TidyMom Summer Favorite Things Closer Look

LEFT:  Makeup Bag aka “traveling office” – I wanted to show it to you closed up!  | fun orange polk-a-dot snack bags | Cheddar Flavor Blasted Goldfish Crackers | exfoliating scrub cloth – to make sure your legs are smooth! | plastic tumbler with a straw | Crystal Light Raspberry Lemonade | sponge | Homemade Lime & Mint foot soak | eye mask so you can truly relax while soaking your feet!

RIGHT:  Grow your own Herbs: Cilantro & Basil | Food Network Dish Clothes in bright summer colors | Apple shaped kitchen scrubber/brush | Mrs. Meyers Dish Soap

Below: Items shown below that weren’t listed above – Black & White polka dot tote bag | reversible beach towel | small chevron bucket | PureGear cell phone case for iPhone 5 (not pictured)

Summer Favorite Things Giveaway at TidyMom


I would like to send my Favorite Summer Things basket (approx value $125) to one lucky TidyMom reader!


HOW to ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED Congrats to the winner!

To enter this giveaway, leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite part about summer, 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).  Or you can click here to for the entry form  if you have any questions, you can contact me via email

Summer Favorite Things Giveaway

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Cheryl Sousan

A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog,, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+


  1. The spotted bag is fabulous! For some reason I’ve started to really like polka dots LOL.

  2. Can’t wait for the sunshine!

  3. Seeing the sun after months of rain!

  4. Camping, swimming, and just spending as much time as possible outside!

  5. Spending time with grand kids!

  6. My fav. thing about summer is the sunshine on your skin when sitting on the grass in the garden! 🙂

  7. I love getting together with family and friends at the beach.

  8. I love summer!! The beach, sunny weather, yummy fruits in season, and just spending time with family and friends!!

  9. I like wearing less face makeup from being tan.

  10. favorite thing about summer? fresh fruits!

  11. Hope I win something

  12. My husband is a teacher and I love getting to spend more time with him in the summer!

  13. I love wearing FLIP FLOPS!!

  14. Ice cream for sure. (And all year round. So I guess its just one of my favorite parts of life!)

  15. Spending time with my kids and taking them to the beach

  16. I love the warmth of summer!

  17. This summer I’m looking forward to something very special- two of my sisters are deployed to the middle east and one will be coming home in August! It’s been so long since I’ve seen her- I can’t wait!!!!

  18. Liove the collection of goodies.

  19. This is just what I need to get in the Summer frame of mind.

  20. Love the makeup bag!!

  21. I love this bag and the yellow wallet, too! The best part about summer is getting to sit outside at night and talk to good friends about everything under the sun 🙂

  22. Love going to the beach with my family.., the sand between your toes, the sound of the waves, the breeze at night = summer perfection : o)

  23. Local Farmers Markets =)

  24. I love cookouts by the pool.

  25. The Beach!

  26. I love farmer’s markets during the summer!

  27. My favorite thing about summer is having my 3 girls home with me all day and having NO schedule!

  28. I love making homemade ice cream….!!
    This is such an awesome combination of prizes. Thanks for the chance to win!

  29. I love summer–barefeet, gardenias, Coppertone, katydids, beach, tomatoes from the garden–I can’t wait!

  30. I love the beach!

  31. Spending the day out in the sun

  32. My favorite thing about summer is catching lightning bugs and snow cones!

  33. My favorite things in summer are…..flip flops, flowers, my garden and BBQ’s

  34. This is my first summer in VA and I plan to fully enjoy all the farmer’s markets, theme parks, and state parks I can!

  35. Keeping my fingers crossed to win BUT-
    :just in case, how about letting me know where I can get myself a cute polka dot bag = )

  36. My favorite part of summer is being able to walk around barefoot!

  37. One of my favorite things about summer is catching up on a great magazine or book and enjoying flavored ice tea!

  38. My favorite thing about summer is grilling! No turning on the stove baby, yeah!

  39. Love everything about summer

  40. I love late nights 🙂

  41. I love eating outside at restaurants that have that option available 🙂

  42. I love everything about summer! We live near a huge reservoir, so we go swimming there spur-of-the-moment a couple times a week. I’ve followed your blog for a long time and love it! Thanks for all of the great ideas!!

  43. love the warm weather!

  44. My favorite thing about summer is to see what is growing and me trying to grow something new each year

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  46. Tremendous things here. I’m very happy to look your post.

    Thank you soo much and I am looking ahead to contact
    you. Will you please drop mee a e-mail?

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