Monday, May 25, 2015

Splish Splash It's a Summer Time Blog Bash!

I'm celebrating the start of summer by joining up with more than 40 other bloggers for the 


We are each offering freebies exclusive to this hop in addition to fantastic giveaways!



In the summer I look forward to...

staying up late at night and being able to sleep in the next morning.  I love working in my yard, which is a good thing since we are now starting from scratch!  We have already gotten started on the yard work trying to prepare for Jake's open house in June.  Here are a couple peeks at what we have done so far...


Here's the before of the huge flower bed we started on last weekend and finished up Wednesday night after the 18th bag of mulch!



The plants look so little, I know, but in a few years they will look fantastic!

My favorite summer activity is...

hunting for antiques at antique shows and shops.  This summer I will be on the look out for a bench or narrow table to put by the back door.




My favorite summer place is...

Petoskey, Michigan.  We have a little cottage right across the way from my mom and dad's, and we have been enjoying taking the kids "up north" for more years than I can count.  Little Traverse Bay is so beautiful and the beach at Petoskey State Park is one of my favorite places to truly relax and read a book.




My must-have summer item is...

a good book!  I read all year long, but in the summer I really enjoy the extra time to read for fun. Here are some of the best books that I have read in recent months that you might want to add to your summer reading list...









Please let me know if you have a great book I should add to my summer reading list!


Since the school year is winding down or over (for you lucky ducks out there), my freebie is something you can put to use when you get ready to go back to school once summer is over.  (I know...you don't want to think about that yet!)  







My Desk Nameplates and Banner Bundle will surely brighten up your classroom in the fall!  Print out the PDF version to hand write your students' names or use the editable PowerPoint version to type them.  Just make sure you grab it quick at my TPT Store!  It's only free during this blog hop which runs from May 25-29.  As always, feedback is greatly appreciated!



Be sure to enter my giveaway below where one lucky winner will receive a $20 Amazon gift card and will get to choose $20 in products from my TPT Store!  




52 comments:

  1. Great looking blog. Thank you for the freebie. I'm not able to hop to the next blog though, it takes me to pinterest or gives me an error.

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    1. Thanks, Karen! The link is fixed so you should be able to hop on now! :)

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  2. The plants look great and will look amazing as well in a few years! Also, I love the desk plates.

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  3. Thank you for the freebie! Can't wait for school to start again!

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  4. Thanks for the FREEBIE! Love your Give Away!

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  5. I'd love to swim in the lake and take a canoe ride.

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  6. Have you read What Alice Forgot? Its a great read. Enjoy summer!

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  7. My must-have summer item is a good pair of flip-flops!

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  8. Love the blog and my favorite summer activity is going traveling and spending time with my family. Looks like you have picked out some great books! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  9. I love to read! My current book is The Liar by Nora Roberts!

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  10. I have a bookshelf full of books that I want to read this summer.

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  11. Love your Polka Dot and Kids Name plates!

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  12. So looking forward to the summer relaxation!

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  13. My favorite summer place is the beach!! I could stay forever!
    Noelle

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  14. I love reading during the summer.

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  15. I was born and raised across the bay in Harbor Springs. Every summer we spend weeks at a time in Petoskey/Harbor area. We should have coffee at Roast and Toast this summer?

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  16. Planning on reading, reading, reading this summer! Thanks for the cute freebie!

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  17. I love reading during the summer! Thank you for a great list of book suggestions! I will have to look into those!
    Michele
    Triple the Love In Grade 1

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  18. Looking forward to going to the beach and sleeping in! =)

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  19. I have read The House Girl and it is very good! It is currently on my mom's summer reading list now. I hope you like it, too!
    Daisy Designs

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  20. I have a stack of books to read too. Have you read Doll Baby by Laura Lane McNeal? If you're a fan of The Help you'll love it!

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    1. I loved The Help! Thanks! I added it to my list!

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  21. My favorite summer place is the garden!
    Emily

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  24. Thanks for some great summer reading!

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  25. My favorite summer place is anywhere around water...pool, lake or beach!

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  26. Reading and beach time sound marvelous!

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  27. My favorite summer place is the pool!

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  28. Wherever I am with my family is my favorite place.

    Melissa
    Creations by Mrs. Mouse

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  29. My favorite summer place is in WV at my father-in-law's house. It just happens to be, literally, in between 2 mountains. It is gorgeous, quiet, and so peaceful.
    chief9937@Yahoo.com

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  30. Enjoy your summer!! Sounds wonderful :)

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  31. Thanks for the book recommendations! I am headed to the beach for vacation in a few days and will be needing to get some books to take along with me!

    Bethany

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  32. Your house looks fantastic! Thanks for all of your hard work for this fun blog hop!

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  33. My favorite summertime place is Mexico Beach, FL.

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  34. I'm going to have to check out those books. I am always looking for fun new books to read. Have you read These is My Words? That is one of my favorites!

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    1. Thanks! I just requested it from the library!

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  35. Thank you for the book recommendations. I have added them to my list to read!

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  36. I like going to the beach! I also enjoy catching up on some reading! :)

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  37. My favorite summer time place is by the pool.

    Ashley

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  38. I love to read in the summer, especially during our week long camping trip in July! I'll have to check those books out, thanks! :)

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  39. Love your dog and your house!

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  40. My favorite summer place is at the lake!!
    Joni

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  41. My favorite summer place is, really, home. I love just hanging out with my dogs.

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  42. Love visiting my grandma. Also, love taking my boys to pool. this year they are going to learn how to swim.

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  43. My favorite summer place is poolside with my kids and a good book!

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  44. My favorite place in summer is Bermuda. My grandmother is from there so we have a lot of family to visit and stay with! This summer is all grad school for me, though!

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  45. I love to visit downtown Chicago during the summer. There are always lots of fun things to do in the city!

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