Favorite things Giveaway

Last fall I shared I hosted a group giveaway along with several other Creative Bloggers where we shared a basket of some of our favorite personal items. A few of us thought it would be fun to join with some other creative bloggers and do a summer version and giveaway some of our favorite “summer” essentials.

Summer Favorite Things Blog Hop & Giveaway

With Memorial Day upon us, the start of summer season is officially underway! We are so excited for its arrival at my house since it means a break from school and crazy sports schedules. It also means long summer days in the sun with family and friends.

To help you celebrate the beginning of summer, I did a little bit of shopping for one winner. The other 19 creative bloggers did some shopping for you to. We will have a total of 20 winners. One winner for each Summer Favorites Basket. The winners of each basket will be announced on the Basket Owner’s sites.

Summer Favorite Things Blog Hop & Giveaway

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!

Here are the 20 Bloggers participating!

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

Now for the fun part… Here is a detailed description of the items I included in my gift basket.

My Favorite Things Up Close

Fav Things Giveaway

Items in no particular order:

1. Hempz Pomegranate Body Lotion | 2. Eclipse Wintermint Gum | 3. 24 oz. white and blue Insulated Cup w/ straw | 4. Mod Podge Starter Pack | 5. Martha Stewart Glitter Paints set of 10 colors. | 6. Kitchen Lemon Bath and Body Works Soap | 7. Soap Dispenser Cover Bath and Body Works | 8. Aquaphor | 9. doTerra Peppermint Essential Oil | 10. Blue Ball Canning Jar | 11. Revlon Lip Butter Crème | 12. The Host book by Stephenie Meyer | 13. Life is Good Footsies Socks | 14. Creativity Journal | 15. $15 itunes card

a Rafflecopter giveaway

*Fine Print: Giveaway ends at 11:59pm (MST) on May, 26 2013 . One winner will be chosen and mailed The Idea Room Summer Favorites gift basket (without a basket). Must be 18 years of age or older and a resident of the U.S.A. to enter. This giveaway is in no way affiliated with Facebook or Pinterest. Facebook and Pinterest will be completely released by each entrant. One entry per person. Entry includes filling out the Rafflecopter form above. Winner will be chosen using random.org. and will be notified via email within 48 hours of the giveaway close. Winners will be announced on the post, not on Facebook. The winner must respond within 48 hours of receiving the email or a new winner will be chosen. No purchase necessary.


  1. Chacoy says

    I’ve never tried Martha Stewart’s glitter paints and would love to!
    Thank you for the opportunity(;

  2. Jasmin says

    Amazing give away! I love all of it! It’s making me have ants in my pants to get artsy fartsy!

  3. Kay K says

    Love the variety of your giveaway!! I am crazy over Mod Podge. I could spend every summer day doing a craft with Mod Podge!! Thanks for the giveway. This is so fun to hop around to all your wonderful blogs. Great job!

  4. Karen says

    I love these giveaways, not just for the chance to win, but the ideas to make gift baskets for my daughter and friends and other family members. Thanks

  5. Cara F. says

    Thank you for the great giveaway! Tried to post the link to Pinterest, but their site says it is suspicious and possibly spam…prob a TON of Pins! LOL Will try again later :)

  6. jennifer aikens says

    you always have the most awesome giveaways! I really enjoy all your tips and other articles as well. This blog is awesome I always look forward to opening your emails!

  7. Kim ? says

    Such a fun giveaway. I love all the Hempz lotion. It is the best! Thanks for the chance…

  8. Meagan B. says

    Really love this giveaway – I always need an extra tube of Aquaphor because I seem to be addicted to tattoos!

  9. Renee says

    You’ve got a lot of great things in your basket. My favorite is the creativity journal! Thank You!

  10. Amy Stremming says

    I LOVE your items in the giveaway! Wow, that mod podge starter kit is great. I will be using a lot of that this summer doing crafts with the kids. Didn’t know it came in a variety pack like that, but I will try to find one locally.

  11. Carrie Eastman says

    LOve the giveaways! When I try to pin it on Pinterest it tells me its blocked because of spam :(

  12. Robin B. says

    Wow, what great items you’ve put together. Good thing you didn’t ask me what my favorite thing would be. Would have a hard time choosing.

  13. Di says

    What a wonderful thing the 20 bloggers are doing, giving away all various items of summer. You gals rock. Who wouldn’t love to win.

  14. Di says

    They for us that don’t twitter or have a blog that kind of leaves us out of the loop for a chance to win, doesn’t it?

  15. says

    I love The Host. I’ve read it at least once a year since it was first published. Great choice for some fun summer reading.

  16. Andrea E. says

    LOVE summer!!! Hempz lotion just smells like summer! What a fun giveaway! Our summer faves include
    coconut popscicles, picnic days, hopping to new pools, looking for constellations at night, all the wonderful
    things about summer!

  17. Theresa says

    Great giveaway. Love the inclusion of the doterra oil. And all that mod podge—can certainly get creative with that. Thanks for the chance.

  18. Ashley S. says

    I love all of the things in this giveaway! They all scream summer. What great choices! :)

  19. Mandey Todaro says

    This is by far the BEST basket yet. I swear this was made for me. These are awesome products. Hemp lotion is amazing! Bath and Body works Lemon is my favorite scent. My feet are calling out for the Life is Good Footsies Socks. One of my pastimes is writing, and that journal is beautiful. Ball Canning Jars = The best. So many projects I could start with that Mod Podge…so basically I just want to say- LOVE LOVE LOVE! Thank you for participating in this giveaway!

  20. Diane A says

    This is so cute! I love this idea :) I know I probably won’t win, but it’s worth a comment just saying what a cute site this is!

  21. Angela says

    Oh wow…what a fun basket! It makes me want to be creative! Those glitter paints sound like fun!

  22. Deb M says

    I’ve never done Twitter before, but finally did it! Hope I tweeted, (is that the correct way to say that?? ) right. : ) Great giveaway, and I love your ideas. Thanks for the opportunity

  23. Maribel Reyes says

    I love aquaphor, i-anything and the journal… Those are a few of my favorite things too.

  24. Kristin O says

    I spy a couple of my favorites! I’d love to try out others! Thanks for a chance to win!

  25. Christine Cunningham says

    this is such a neat giveaway idea.. helps readers find new blogs to check out and new products to explore. Thank you for participating!

  26. says

    WOW, I didnt’ know that ModPod came out with a sample pack.. Thank you
    I really enjoyed your items..
    My daughters and I love to do crafts, so I enjoy seeing all the favorite things from others!

  27. Dawn says

    Life is good has such fun things. I would love to win this rockin prize. I never read the host, perhaps it’s the perfect summer read for me.

  28. Hailey says

    This looks like it was made for me! My favorite oil, soap, book, etc.! How’d you know?

  29. KWolff says

    I am so excited about the blue Bell jar and the craft paint!
    Thanks for the great opportunity!

  30. Amy Chadbourne says

    Thanks for the giveaway. There was no link to Pin on Pinterest so I left a little comment in the box instead. The raffle thingy has been giving me a hard time on all the sites all morning. Hope it doesn’t hurt anyone’s chances of winning. *shrug*

  31. Sandy says

    I love the “favorite things” theme of this contest! I would love to take inspiration from this and host a “favorite things” party!

  32. Shirley says

    Thanks Amy for the awesome giveaway! Definitely all musts for summer fun & relaxation! ;)

  33. Nicole Stone says

    This is so much fun…love to see what people are into that I might not have heard about :)

  34. Shasta (atsash) says

    Everything look wonderful! I love every single item in your giveaway. I’ve been wanting to read The Host, and it would be a perfect summer read! Thanks for the chance.

  35. Kathee VZ says

    I didn’t know Mod Podge has different types!! Thanks for the giveaway! It looks like a ton of fun stuff!!

  36. Cassidy says

    I like discovering new blogs and glad was brought to yours. Love these fun summer things.

  37. Theresa Merkling says

    Great giveaway – wanted to mention the link for Kristen Duke doesn’t seem to be working – I get bad gateway error.

  38. Caryn says

    This is an awesome giveaway! Even if I don’t win, I’m glad I got introduced to your blog. It’s really great!

  39. Lisa Burdette says

    This prize is chocked full of great items! Some are current favorites of mine and others I’m just dying to have and haven’t bought yet like Mod Podge and Martha Glitter! Squealing!

  40. Linda says

    Love this. Great giveaway. Love the iTunes gift card and lip stuff. Oh and oil. And love that book too.

  41. Kassi Nelson says

    So many good items! Thanks for doing this giveaway! Love the martha stewart glitter, the journal, the peppermint oil and pretty much everything in this basket!

  42. Grace Elliston says

    Oh i love this giveaway!!! i really can not decide what i love the most but the mod podge is a good one !

  43. Autumn says

    Love your blog, had checked in previously through Melissa’s blog, great ideas! Thanks for putting that cute giveaway out there! Even though it’s not part of the “basket”, love the shabby chic white paint finish behind it!

  44. Lindsay Shepard says

    It’s been a long year, but I think a beautiful gift basket might restore me…

  45. Nancy Luebke says

    What a fun giveaway.Thanks for the chance to win this and a awesome way to get thru the f0g from cold medicine I had to take this morning.

  46. Nikki says

    What a fun summer collection. The canning jar has me thinking of strawberries sold by the road turned into jam. Yumm

  47. Kristy Couch says

    I love the soap dispenser cover! I have those soaps but I’ve never seen those before :)

  48. Rhondak7 says

    This is a great, fun ideas – giveways!!!! I love your basket of goodies, looking forward to “WINNING” so that I can try what you have included. Summer Time Fun!

  49. Kim says

    This giveaway looks great. I am eyeing up those socks. It’s amazing how much better life is wearing a pair of fuzzy socks!

  50. Marnie says

    What a great collection! The Host is great (I like it so much better than Twilight) and I’ve been wanting to try the different Mod Podges. You have great taste!

  51. says

    Hi sweet lady!!! Thank you SO MUCH for the opportunity to win all of these lovely things! Especially The Host, and that AWESOME set of the different Mod Podges!!! You rock!!! xo

  52. Jessica Piekenbrock says

    Yay, great items for your giveaway. I would love to have another book to add to my reading list for this summer!

  53. Laura says

    Love your ideas! I have followed quite a few of them.

    Thanks for the chance at the give away!

  54. Elizabeth says

    Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity! What a fun idea to share your favorite summertime things.

  55. Cristi Frklich says

    I have been wanting to read the Host. I hope I win, it will save me a trip to the library!!

  56. Michelelynne says

    I’m amazed! Everything there are my favorite things!! We are definitely kindred spirits! I will definitely be following your blog!

  57. nicki kirk says

    This is one of my favorite blogs! Thanks for such an amazing giveaway! I love mod podge!

  58. Whitney Rosenberg says

    This is such a fun giveaway! I love that it brings the blogging community together!

  59. Christy G. says

    I also love the Hempz Lotion! :) Great giveaway too! Thanks so much! xoxo Christy (Indiana)

  60. Jorshua says

    The Hempz body lotion and Revlon lip butter were the first to catch my eye!! What great pieces to win! Thank you!

  61. rachelecase says

    What a great variety of items…would love to try the modge podge starter kit especially.

  62. Cassidy says

    Sooo glad I stumbled upon your Pinterest page – excited to sort through all your projects & find one, or two, or three to complete my life :)

  63. says

    What a fun giveaway. I love all the items you picked! ;) So lovely. I especially love the Life is Good Footsies Socks and the Blue Ball Canning jar!

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  64. smitha says

    oh would totally love to win this basket. that mod podge starter pack is the star of the lot

  65. Anna W says

    Thank you for the giveaway — really looking to get this summer kickstarted and all of the items in the giveaway look amazing!

  66. Ashley says

    Thank you for the giveaway!! I have been wanting to read “The Host” so this would be a perfect giveaway for me to win!

  67. Jessica says

    awesome giveaway!!! I would especially love the hempz lotion! They are an awesome brand :)

  68. Cindy Aiton says

    Thank you so much for offering such a lovely and generous giveaway! *fingers crossed*

  69. says

    Such lovely goodies in your Favorite Things giveaway!! I’m so ready for the sunshine to come out instead of the rain we are getting now!

  70. Ellen M. says

    Thanks for sharing your favorites – some of them are my favorites too. Love the ModPodge, glitter paints, and lemon soap. Hope I get a chance to try the rest! Thanks again!

  71. barbara macaskill says

    That mod podge wants to get my fingers all sticky! SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO many awesome things in ths prize package! Thanks for the chance to win it!

  72. Shelby says

    I love all of these “favorites” giveaways! Great idea. hope I win one…you’ve all picked such awesome items!

  73. Kim Franzman says</