Remember how I told you we would wrap up the Spark Your Summer with a few fun giveaways?  Well, today’s the day and I think you are going to LOVE what I have to share! Samsung NX300 camera with built in wifi to share instantly. Enter to WIN at I hope you enjoyed all of the awesome guest posts over the last 7 weeks.  In case you missed any of them, you can find them all here on the Spark Your Summer page. Today, there will be 3 posts to send Spark Your Summer off with a BANG!  2 fabulous giveaways this morning, then tonight, you can come back and link up any of your summer posts for a Spark Your Summer edition of I’m Lovin’ It linky party!  It will be a whole lot of summer in one place! (EDITED to say giveaway 2 is now live! go enter to win one of 2 POWERSOUND II personalized speakers!) So let’s get this party started!  Who wants a new GORGEOUS camera?!  keep reading………… (and don’t forget to check back a little later for another fun giveaway that will have you on your feet!) Taking pictures has always been something I’ve enjoyed!  Even way before blogging, I was always the one with the camera taking all the pictures.  I love that blogging has allowed me the opportunity to grow that passion, and learn more about photography……all at the same time that iphoneography has taken the world by storm.  There’s a rare moment that we don’t have our phones on us to capture memories and moments.  As cool and handy as my iphone is, it can’t do what my big girl camera can do (think zoom lenses especially). Coronado Island.  Hotel Del Coronado, California

There are times I will carry both my big dslr with my 28-75mm lens around and still take pictures with my iphone… know, because I can’t miss an opportunity to Instagram what I’m doing in the moment 😉  But most of the time, I leave my big girl camera at home, hoping to get “good enough” shots with my iphone. Several weeks ago, my friends at Staples offered to send me a camera that is a game changer!! The Samsung NX300 20.3 MP SMART Microless Camera With 20-50 mm Lens – what makes this little gem so special?  Win a Samsung NX300 camera at

This camera has WiFi capability!  You can upload pictures from the camera to your phone or even straight to Facebook and videos right to YouTube. No more juggling 2 cameras! ….tell me I’m not the only one who takes a picture with their big camera, then whips out their iphone so they can share a picture on Facebook or Instagram.  And lets take it a step further…….. The Samsung NX300  comes with a 20-50 mm retractable zoom lens in the box, but there are many other lenses that you can get for this camera (I want to get the 18-200mm) , great for those of us who don’t want the bulk of a DSLR camera.  What really makes the NX300 stand out is it’s size….. just 12 ounces, which makes it easy to just toss in my purse.  Now I don’t have to choose between using my phone or the DSLR! My daughters and I went to San Diego and stayed on Coronado Island at Hotel Del a few weeks ago. I took my dslr, my iphone and the NX300 with me, guess which one I used the most?! Below are just a few of the photos we took on our trip with the Samsung NX300

Hotel Del Coronado, Califorina The girls were SO excited to be in Southern California for the first time!……and their first time seeing the Pacific Ocean. Hotel Del Cornonado, Califorina

Hotel Del Coronado was even more beautiful in person! we can’t wait to go back!

Mission Beach California

We headed over to Misson Beach to people watch on our last evening.

Mission Beach California boardwalk

Mission Beach boardwalk.

San Diego Zoo elephant

We made a few friends at the San Diego Zoo!

San Diego Zoo giraffe

The weather was just as gorgeous as all the animals.

San Diego Zoo koala

All of the Koalas were napping.  so cute!

San Diego from Coronado Island

We took a walk on Coronado Island one evening where you could see the San Diego skyline…….the Samsung NX300 did fabulous in the dark – this was shot with out a tripod.  I’ll be honest, I’m in love with the gorgeous white leather, but it does come in black and brown as well I’ll be sharing a little more about our trip soon……but I couldn’t wait to share these photos with you AND give away a camera!!  That’s right!  This beautiful camera ($750) could be yours!  How’s that for Spark Your Summer?!  

Enter to win a Samsung NX300 SMART Microless Camera With 20-50 mm Lens

**UPDATE:  Giveaway has ended, winner is announced in the widget below

WIN IT!  ended

One lucky TidyMom reader will win their own Samsung NX300 with 20-50mm lens  from my friends at Staples!


  1. leave a comment at the end of this post telling me what you like best about the NX300!
  2. Then simply complete the steps in the giveaway widget below.  Personal information will not be shared or used for any kind of mailing list, it’s simply used by me to select and contact the winner.

 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

 Good luck and happy photo-taking!

Be sure to enter the other Spark Your Summer GIVEAWAY!

Enter to win a personalized POWERSOUND II portable bluetooth speaker

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Disclosure:  I have a working relationship with Staples.  They sent me a Samsung NX300 with 20-50mm lens as part of their #30SummerDays campaign and are providing one to giveaway.  All opinions, views, and my love of photography are all my own.