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