## It’s time for summer and I’m ready for some fun!

I’m happy to be one of 20 Creative Bloggers who have gathered together for a fun Summer Blog Hop Giveaway! Each of us are giving away a box of our Favorite Things!! How fun is that?!

**Here’s what to do:**

**Enter to win MY favorite things**using the giveaway widget ($85 value)- Take a quick glance at the collage of goodies below
- 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!

**Summer Favorites Giveaway from Living Locurto!**

I would love to send one lucky reader my Favorite Things pictured above! (approx value $85)

- I LOVE Target, so had to include a $25 Target Gift Card. YAY!
- A set of 4 Govino Wine Glasses (my fave!!) They are shatterproof and perfect for summer outdoor entertaining!
- Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer is a MUST have for summer.
- Get creative this summer with a set of Lunch Punch Critter Sandwich Cutters.
- Let the kids paint t-shirts this summer with a pack of Scribbles 3-Dimensional Fabric Paint.
- One of my favorite books, The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver. A great summer novel!
- It wouldn’t be summer without a pretty new beach towel.
- Enjoy stickers, banners, favor bags, and paper flowers from my Party with Amy Locurto Rainbow Collection!

**Enter the Giveaway**

**** This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winner, Candace! **

***Don’t see the Giveaway Widget? Click over to my website here. Or refresh your page and wait for it to load. It might take a minute.*

*Must be 18 years or older to enter and live in the U.S. Winners will be contacted via email within 48 hours of contest close. Check back here next week to see who won. Giveaway ends at midnight on May 26, 2013. Good Luck!*

To view closer details and enter to win the other goodies, 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!

** 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

**Connect with Amy…**

I love the summer flowers and warm weather.

I am looking forward to camping with my family!

I'm looking forward to my huge garden this year

I’m looking forward to relaxing and no rushing around!!

I am really looking forward to being near water! I'll take the pool, the water park, the beach, the ocean, a lake–anything that has sun and water!

I'm looking forward to spending afternoons by the pool!

I am looking forward to seeing my garden full of yummy vegetables.

I’m looking foward to the warm weather, camping, BBQ’s and grilling, fishing and going to the beach to get my tan on.

i look forward to the end of cold weather

I’m visiting Canada for the first time in July it’s gonna be a great trip, especially for photos!

I’m looking forward to going on vacation with my spouse to Catalina Island!!!

I’m looking forward to the long summer days

im looking forward to swimming!!

Looking foreword to just relaxing and spending time with my family

Grilling and swimming!

Thank you!

I’m looking forward to not having to wear a jacket outside!!

learning to swim this summer!

Hello, every summer we look forward to spending time at my mom’s pool on hot summer days. Thanks for a great giveaway!

Spending time with my kids is always my fave part of summer!

Sam

I am looking forward to getting my life back. I have Multiple Sclerosis and am on a new medications and my kids and I are motivated to get the clutter out and craft projects back in!

Spending more time with my nieces and nephews, thanks!

Cannot wait to no longer be on their and my schedule.

Really looking for some outdoor fun and relaxation with my kids……

Looing forward to turning off the alarm clock!

Going to take my 4 kids to visit my sister in Al for a month!

Getting outside everyday with the kids…and having less socks to wash Thanks!

I’m excited to finally go swimming; I get a lot of reading done then.

I’m looking forward to lots of swimming, sleeping in and getting a tan.

Something for mommy and the kiddies! Very nice collection!

Thank you! : )

First summer off in over 15 years-can't wait!

Boating!

I’m looking forward to the beach!

Camping!

Were running off to stay at the beach with family & friends

I am looking forward to spending time just hanging out with my family!! Oh and eating ice cream

Swimming!

my 30th birthday and 10th wedding

Relaxing outside with my babies!

I’m looking forward to doing as close to nothing as humanly possible; some gardening, some grilling, some reading.

{in the contest I am Margot Core on the Rafflecopter}

A relaxed schedule and lots of dark chocolate and pool trips 😀

Looking forward to my Disney vacations!

Really looking forward to beach and family time!

I am looking forward to spending the summer with our 3 month old son!

I’m looking forward to all the summer cookouts and watching my grandchildren play.

cant wait to get /n the water.

I am looking forward to escaping the heat by going to our home in the White Mountains.

I am looking forward to the longer daylight hours. It always makes me feel as though there is a lot of time to do things in.

I am super excited for a vacation with my guy this July! We were supposed to go for our 3 year anniversary in March, but I took a new job and it had to be put off. It’s going to be so much fun!

I am looking forward to going to the beach as much as possible. I never have time so with school out, I can finally get some sun time.

College

I’m looking forward to some gardening

spending time with my family, BBQing, swimming, and vacations!

Awesome give away, thanks

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I can’t wait to go to Gulf Shore this summer.

I’m looking forward to the warm weather and our family vacation.

Beach!

I’m looking forward to spending time with my girls! Thanks for the great giveaway!

fun with the kids!

My husband taking some time off.

I’m looking forward to my daughter’s birthday! We are going to have an ice cream social.

Beach days!

Time off spent with the family!

Nice giveaway

visiting family

I am looking forward to road trips!

This summer, I’m really looking forward to picnics with my boyfriend! Thanks for the opportunity

Best,

Danielle

http://awriterinlove.blogspot.com

I’m looking forward to a big cross country move!

This summer I am looking forward to growing and eating some nice veggies.

No school. Meaning:

1. Visiting friends and family back home.

2. Swimming and sun.

3. No homework or stress.

4. More time to bake. Yay!

taking my dogs to the lake 😀

I’m looking forward to the gorgeous although often sweltering and insanely humid weather!

Looking forward to family time at the pool!

Our trip to Destin!

I’m looking forward to my kids’ birthdays this summer and lots of swimming!

I can’t wait to go to the beach this summer!

I’m looking forward to a month long visit from my mom!

I am looking forward to spending time with my kids and NOT having to follow a schedule…uninterrupted fun!!

Fireworks!!

Looking forward to a nice, relaxing summer at home.

I am looking forward to going to the lake.

I am looking forward to gardening. Thanks for the giveaway.

Family Time!

I’m looking forward to the cruise I’m going on in June!

I’m looking forward to slower schedules and sleeping in!

I am looking forward to a graduation celebration w/family, some time away and staying at a B&B and driving home along the coast!

I’m looking forward to the arrival of my second baby this summer

I am just looking forward to SUMMER!

I’m looking forward to working in my garden.

I'm looking forward to my vow renewal in Vegas!

I’m not a HUGE fan of summer, the heat bothers me. But I’m looking forward to a short trip with my husband and, of course, fall!

We’re looking forward to our first summer of married life.

Looking forward to our family trip to bear lake

I’m looking forward to having more time to spend with my son!!

Looking forward to a girl’s weekend away coming up soon!

Looking forward to spending outdoor time with my two favorite monsters

I am looking forward to snowcones and no homework!

Great giveaway!

I'm looking forward to tubing at the lake!

I left out "am" Duh!

I going to Japan!

Also, The Poisonwood Bible is a fantastic piece of writing.

I am looking forward to spending lots of time outdoors with my kids.

Sleeping in!

I am looking forward to Sunshine, Long days and Sandals!

Wearing sandals and my feet not being cold!

This summer I am lookng forward to going to the cabin and spending time with my 2 year old daughter at the lake!

Abbey Burlingham

craftyabbey@gmail.com

I’m looking forward to spending lots of time with my kids!

I can't wait to spend summer evenings in my backyard!

I am looking forward to not being tied to my kids’ busy schedules, no school or sports, just enjoying each day!

I'm looking forward to vacation!

How have you coped with Gina gone …. brings back a few memories. Hopefully she had some 'Morris's' she could hang our with!! <3

Spending time outside with my nephew.

I love spending time with my kids during the summer!

I am looking forward to a break from teaching school. Plus, last summer I was pregnant, so I am looking forward to having more energy to get more accomplished this summer. And, I am also looking forward to seeing if my first garden produces food and fruit!

I’m looking forward to relaxing after my first year of college

lemonade pops

I’m looking forward to our travels – Newport Beach, Chicago and hoping for a quick Vegas trip too!

Me too!

I am looking forward to using my pool.

rounder9834 @yahoo.com

I love just hanging out and not having a schedule.

I am looking forward to resting and healing after radiation and surgery.

Looking forward to spending time with family and friends.

Swimming and grilling!

I am going to hang out with my daughter who has been on a year long exchange in Germany….this is going to be a great senior year…thanks for an opportunity to WIN!

I’m looking forward to spending lots of time with family and friends as well as sitting outside enjoying the beautiful scenery and watching the wildlife.

I’m looking forward to spending more time with my two boys this summer and getting outdoors more as well.

I'm looking forward to enjoying time outside with my boys! And visiting with my best friend at the beach!

I’m looking forward to lazy days by the pool with my kids and family!

Lots of reading by the pool

I am looking forward to longer days and being able to wear dresses again!

I am looking forward to going camping on the coast this summer with family and friends.

I'm looking forward to doing all the items on my Summer Bucket List! (ThinkerMommy.com)

Looking forward to our annual beach vacation on the Outer Banks of North Carolina! Thanks for the giveaway!

Looking forward to the beautiful flowers

retirement

I am looking forward to spending time with my Grandkids

Just staying home crafting.

I'm looking forward to living in my flip flops!

I’m looking forward to swimming & the beach

I'm looking forward to the beach!

I’m looking forward to spending time with my family and trips to the beach.

I am a kindergarten teacher, so I am looking forward to a break and spending time with my family.

I am looking forward to long lazy days with the kids down at our creek with a picnic!

going home to see my family and friends in Denver

OMG Flipflops! I pretty much wear them until it snows..

I need a break from school, some resting and quality time with my family

I’m looking forward to free time with my children!

I’m looking forward to all the yard sales!

I’m looking forward to strawberry jam – homemade!

I am looking forward to being able to be lazy in the morning! I will not miss the morning school routine and craziness at all this summer!

I’m looking forward to relaxing with the kids!

I’m looking forward to having both kids home and lots of family fun!

I’m looking forward to spending quality time with my kids.

Thank you for the giveaway.

CAMPING!

I am looking forward to having a baby mid-August.

spending as much time with my children as possible!!

Looking forward to travel and pool time!

I’m looking forward to just hanging out with the kids doing nothing. And baking cookies. Can’t forget the cookies.

I'm looking forward to spending time with my daughter and husband dby taking trips to Savannah, Charleston, Myrtle Beach, and Nashville. My husband works nights so it will be nice to have him on day shift and actually spend some quality time together!

Can’t wait for the more relaxed schedule of summer here at our house!

I’m looking forward to long days full of sunshine!

I am looking forward to long summer nights, family cookouts, and playing in the water!

I am looking forward to sleeping late! (later, anyway!)

This summer, I’m looking forward to spending some fun time with my kids. going to the park, the beach, play dates, etc.

Rest from school and work, have personal projects time and quality time with my family.

I’m looking forward to going to the beach!

I am excited for my 2nd baby to be born.

I am looking forward to some garden time and all the fresh local produce.

I’m looking forward to sitting on my porch swing reading books with my kids!

We are headed to Disney Land in four days! I am really looking forward to making memories with my kiddos this summer!

I’m looking forward to getting some much needed DIY projects done around my house.

Relaxing finally!

I am looking forward to fun crafts with my kids.

My niece is visiting from Texas

I’m looking forward to seeing my friends!

I am looking forward to the weather. Summer is my favorite season. I love the hot weather, being able to go to the beach, the smell of cut grass. Just everything about summer!

Looking forward to family and friends visiting from out of town.

Warm weather and sundresses

I can’t wait for pool days with my kids!

My husband and I are taking our first trip without our kids!

spending time with my daughter having crafty fun each day

I’m looking forward to camping!!

I’m looking forward to sunshine and family time!

I'm ready for the 4th of July!

Taking my kids to the mountains and going swimming in the creek!

We are ready to go camping and fishing.

We are ready to go camping and fishing.

The zoo

I look forward to seeing my family.

Leave a comment telling me what you’re looking forward to this summer! Warm Weather, 4th of July, Picnics and Fishing!!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Looking forward to going to the pool and camping with my family!!

I’m most looking forward to my summer roadtrip with my boyfriend!

I am looking forward to getting married to the love of my life!! <3

Taking my kids to the beach and Disneyland!

Looking forward to family vacation on the lake in Maine!

I love the scrapbooking stuff.. Thank you for sharing your favorite things… Love to see what new things people “have to have”… Thanks

Looking forward to enjoying the pool in the backyard of my new house!

I am looking forward to camping with my family!

potty training and vacation!

Swimming!

Swimming with my little girl

I am looking forward to camping!

a slower pace

I’m looking forward to plenty of park time with my daughter!

Time with my teenagers

Looking forward to catching lightning bugs with the kiddos and not having to make them go to bed at 8!!!

Playing at the beach with my family!

I am looking forward to all the fresh produce that will be available to eat and put up for the winter. I always look forward to eating the fresh fruit and vegetables they just taste better than anything you can buy in the grocery store,.

I am looking forward to sitting on the beach with my boys.

I’m a teacher so I am looking forward to everything!

Have fun!!

Have fun!!

Looking forward to a week at the lake.

I am looking forward to swimming!

Day trips with my family!

Fresh air, great produce, and the beach!

BBQ's with family!

I'm looking forward to my sister's wedding in June and seeing family that we haven't seen in a long time!

I am looking forward to a trip to Mexico to celebrate my husband graduating from nursing school and our four year anniversary!

Totally looking forward to chillin’ with the kids and sleeping in!

I’m looking forward to spending time in the sun – it snowed far too late into May this year in Colorado!

Summer Time means More time with kids! 😉 I love my bundle of Joys

I’m looking forward to my staycation with just my hubby while my kids are with their Awa and Grampa!

I am looking forward to spending time with my kids playing in the backyard.

With all this snow this year I am looking forward to wearing flip flops

I’m looking forward to Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago in mid July!

Spending more time with my kiddos!

I am really looking forward to camping with family and friends this summer!

Looking forward to beach days and hiking with my little family!

We are looking forward to going to the mountains to camp!

star gazing!

I am looking forward to eating lots of ice cream and wearing flip flops every day.

Looking forward to swimming all day long!

The warm weather!

taking my kids to Disney for the 1st time this summer it will also be mine.

Go more to the beach with my baby!

Our family vacation.

looking forward to long days of sunshine and being able to make some baby blankets for the grandbaby that will be born in december

I always look forward to picking veggies from our garden and doing some canning!

My favorite thing about summer (besides fabulous summer giveaways!) is taking long road trips in the warm summer sun! This summer, I plan to go to Maine for some white water rafting!

i am looking forward to my house being filled with noise again, 2 kids home from college so that means fighting, tv on all night, laughing. Also meeting my 1 year old niece for the first time (poor thing lives in hawaii) and going on my first ever cruise to cozumel!

I’ll just be glad to be in the sun again and cure myself of this pasty whiteness

As a student, I’m enjoying being home with family now that the semester’s done!

Farmers markets!!!

Warm weather to take my boys out and play

Doing crafting projects with the family is so much fun! When the grand kids spend the night we take the flashlights outside looking for critters, like mud bugs and frogs.

Beautiful weather- enjoying the beautiful weather.

Relaxation and no homework.

family time and vacations!

Thanks for the fun giveaway! We love summer days! Especially the pool and the twinkle sprinkles (the ice cream truck!) yum!

Time with my family on vacation

going to Hilton Head for one week kiddo free!

Love the giveaway! I will be spending time entertaining my three kiddos this summer…always busy running here and there and everywhere, having new adventures!

Most looking forward to no coats.

fresh fruit and veggies!

I'm looking forward to completing some items on my DIY To Do List!

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Hey, Amy! The first blog link keeps saying “bad gateway!” Just FYI! Can’t wait to see who wins these awesome prizes!!! HOW fun! Thank you!!

I look forward to our vacation to Florida where our hardest decision will be whether to head to the beach first or the pool first!

Sun and surf!

Definitely camping, cookouts, and road trips!

Working in my garden & being with my grandkids

We love sleeping in later

I’m looking forward to fresh peaches and cherries from farm stands

I am looking forward to spending the with my mom, my sister, and my family.

I am looking forward to the beach.

warm weather!

The pool

I’m looking forward to wearing flip flops!

I've not heard of your products before, but they are adorable! My daughter (6) would love them! I'm looking forward to pool and more park time! and Sunshine and BBQ's!

Warm weather!

Cookouts with the extended family!

We are moving from west to east coast so I’m looking forward to getting settled, and sunshine!

I’m looking forward to going to the beach. Thanks.

Looking forward to sleeping in in the mornings and spending the afternoon with the kids in the pool!

I’m looking forward to spending lazy afternoon by the pool with my kids!

I’m looking forward to vacation and no bedtimes.

I am excited for summer dinner parties outside!

We have a fun family vacation planned! It will be nice to get away.

I’m looking forward to staying home (no traveling) this summer and getting projects done around the house!!

I'm excited to swim!

Lots of time with family!

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I’m looking forward to hanging out with my family poolside!

warm summer nights!

Love daylight savings time to do more things in the evenings..bike riding to lake or park

I’m looking forward to preparing for my first year teaching!

I'm looking forward to enjoying the sunshine, and wearing bright nail polish on my toes! =)

I'm looking forward to sleeping in a bit this summer because my kids will be out of school!

No socks required!

beach trips! yay!

No socks required!

I am looking forward to a trip to Mexico with my daughter for her Senior trip, after graduation. Yay!