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Monday, July 05, 2010

My almost 500th post *GIVEAWAY*

Because I am too impatient to wait till I am at 500 (I think I am at 478...) and I like to be different than everyone else, I am announcing my 


Since I do my own giveaways and they are not sponsored I can give away whatever I want and not have to follow any silly rules! So I am giving away something from one of my most favorite companies, Gooseberry Patch, of course! How about something yummy for summer?! 

With this...

...you can whip up easy, yummy, summer treats in no time!!!

From the GBP website:
Enjoy over 200 fresh-picked, warm weather recipes and homestyle family favorites. Chapters include An Old-Fashioned Picnic, Fresh From The Garden, The Summer Kitchen, and even a whole chapter on canning and preserving.

As I type this, it is actually Friday July 2 and I am getting ready to head to the White Mountains of NH with Kevin and Bailey and our friends Christa, Kevin, and their dog Riley! I will be home Monday. Since the White Mts are pretty much one of my most favorite places on earth and Kevin and I spend any spare moment there that we can I have lots of favorite little shops I visit. You never know if a little extra surprise or two will make it in to your prize package. Just sayin'...

To enter my giveaway just leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite thing about summer. That's it. Simple!

I will keep comments open till next Thursday, July 8, and draw the winner on Friday the 9th!

Good luck and 
Happy 4th of July!!!


Carol said...

My favorite thing about summer (other than my birthday)is the end and the beginning of Autumn! =)

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

Oh! I would so love to win this... I am in love with Gooseberry Patch books ♥ Keeping my fingers crossed!

Hope you have a wonderful time in NH!!

Sarah said...

I hope it is okay to enter if I don't have a blog. My favorite things about summer (who can really choose just one?) are swimming, eating lots of fresh veggies, laying in the air conditioning and watching Andy Griffith, and falling asleep to the sound of locusts in the tree outside my bedroom window. *Sarah*

suburban prep said...

M y favorite thing about summer is the relaxed feel that you get. Even when there is an appointment or a meeting things are not quite as rushed. The holidays that fall in the Summer are easy going as well. Plus my birthday is at the end of Summer and my husbands is at the beginning.
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Lisa said...

My favorite thing about summer is how the weather warms up.

Christa said...

What I love about summer...the sun being out later, Air conditioning..LOL and spending time with great friends...not trying to suck up but we had such a good time this weekend I couldn't help it! I have fallen in love with the White Mountains now!

blueviolet said...

My favorite thing about summer is the smell of freshly cut grass! I love it!!!

New England Girl said...

Okay, leaving another comment... I hope no one thinks I'm trying to cheat if my other one pops up out of bloggy long lost land. :)


I am SO excited for this, simply because I love, love, LOVE GBP so much. And I've never won anything! This would be perfect to add to my GBP collection. I only have their fall-themed books, but I think it's about time I expand. ;)

What do I love about summer? That fall is right around the corner! ;) No, seriously... for a long, long time I despised summer. I'm not a hot weather kinda girl, you see. Lately though, I've been warming up to summer: swims in local swimming holes; hikes along the river and up through our mtns; biking, running and enjoying the outdoors; taking the dogs for walks; and all of the time spent with friends and family. While summer doesn't hold that magical appeal for me like fall does, it's certainly growing on me.

Congratulations on your almost 500 posts. I love each and every one of them and so appreciate you! :)

Staci said...

Woo Hoo! Count me in! GBP Cookbooks are like CRACK, I tell ya! I just can't get enough of them.

The only thing I like about summer is AIR CONDITIONING!!!!

I do love vegetable gardening, Farmer's Markets, when Hobby Lobby stocks their shelves with fall and Christmas, and air conditioning!

Margo said...

What I like about summer is the nice warm weather and not having to wear heavy coats, boots and gloves. What I truly love about summer is eating lobsters and steamers in the rough at Browns in Seabrook, NH...YUM!

Jenny said...

I LOVE Gooseberry Patch!!!!

I definitely would say that my favorite thing about summer is watching my 3 Grands get overly excited about playing in the pool!!!

Pat Tillett said...

My favorite thing about summer is not having to put my shoes on all day.

carma said...

mine would be the humidity that makes my hair a frizzy mess -- kidding, it's actually the days I get to sleep in late and not set the alarm because my son does not have school

Mardell said...

Hi Kristen! What a great giveaway. You're such a sweetie!

My fave thing about summer is that we celebrate 3 birthdays in our family: Vinny, me, & my beautiful daughter, Liana. It's always been very special for us to share the same b-day month! :o)

Carol J. said...

Well ok...I just got here today but this sounds like fun. :)

My favorite thing about summer is that 1) I don't have to work (I am a middle school special ed aide); and 2) we head to the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont to spend time filling up our souls at "the lake".

I love this blog, too. :)

Kathleen said...

How nice of you to have a give-away, and congrats on almost 500 posts! My favorite thing about summer is not having to wear a hat, scarf, gloves, thermal underwear, coat, sweater, mittens, earmuffs, and not having to shovel, plow and snowblow. You New Englanders know what I am talking about!
Hugs, Kathleen

Aunt of 14 said...


What I like about summer is.... my friend Kristen getting published... the flowers in bloom. The fresh fruit. Honestly, I prefer the fall but Fall is not what this post is about, LOL

I Hope you are well.

Pearl Maple said...

Summer is full of so many special feelings but the scents are the best thing of summer.

Darling cook book, bet it is packed full of summer fresh goodness recipes.

Leann said...

Hey - how did I miss this? I read you everyday, even though I may not comment. And you know that I wouldn't miss this for the world.

Enjoy your weekend. Looks like the skies are darkening for some much needed rain here.


sheila said...

Airconditioning when it's too damned hot (which has been the whole last month, lol) and a cool breeze and a light sweater on days it's not!