Friday, June 19, 2009

It's time for a giveaway! $25 Gift Card - your choice (Target, CVS, or Walgreens)

Thanks for visiting, this giveaway has ended!

Who doesn't love free money?

I know not everyone has access to every store where they live, so I am leaving this giveaway up to the winner! The winner will get to choose between a gift card for $25 at Target, CVS, or Walgreens!

To enter this giveaway (US Shipping Addresses Only)

(Note: If you don't follow the rules, then your entry doesn't count - and they're easy rules):
1) Leave me a comment letting me know something fun you are doing this summer (be creative, if I have to pick a second winner, I will base it on your creativity)! Yes, it's that easy to enter!

For additional entries, do any or all of the following and leave a separate comment for each entry!
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**Post a unique blog about this contest and come back and leave me a link to your blog!

**Post my button on your site or add me to your blogroll and come back and leave me a link to your blog!

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**Follow me on Twitter (just getting the hang of it, so please forgive me in advance) Tweet this giveaway - just copy and paste: @monkeyswashtub Win a $25GC (choice of CVS, Walgreens, Target) and come back here and leave me a comment letting me know!

Good luck! This contest will end on July 10, 2009 at approximately 9:00PM Central. A winner will be chosen at random, and e-mailed shortly after their name is chosen! I will also post the name of the winner within this giveaway posting. The winner will have 48 hours to e-mail me back with their contact information, or a new winner will be chosen based on the creativity of their first post related to summer plans.

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Shelby Friday, June 19, 2009 at 11:54:00 PM CDT  

This summer, I'm going to volunteer for a summer camp program and try to make a difference in the lives of children who don't really have role models at home.

CC Saturday, June 20, 2009 at 1:09:00 AM CDT  

I follow you on twitter and tweeted:

CC Saturday, June 20, 2009 at 1:14:00 AM CDT  

I have your button on my sidebar:

Shelly T.,  Saturday, June 20, 2009 at 2:34:00 AM CDT  

We plan on taking several day-trips to visit state parks, museums and festivals in my state. Since money is so tight right now, it will be less expensive to do the day trips that to take an extended vacation out of state.


rebecca Saturday, June 20, 2009 at 6:25:00 AM CDT  

We plan on lots and lots of walks in the park and picnics. We're hoping to get a bike trailer and take the kiddo and have fun!

gitrecca at gmail dot com

Sarah in MO,  Saturday, June 20, 2009 at 8:45:00 AM CDT  

I'm going with my family and my brother's family (including my little niece and nephew) to a homeschool conference in St. Charles, MO.

Thanks for a fun giveaway.
misterjimmy at sbcglobal dot net

News Around The Blogs Saturday, June 20, 2009 at 3:30:00 PM CDT  

We love doing learning related crafts. If we read a book on flowers we'll make a flower out of card stock or color a picture of a flower. If we read a book about boats, we'll make our own "boat" out of items that can be recycled!

It's lots of fun

Bethany Saturday, June 20, 2009 at 7:46:00 PM CDT  

This summer, since I'm huge and pregnant and it's HOT, we'll be going to the free kid's movie once a week at our local theater. The kids get out of the house, we get to watch a great kids movie together, and we're going to make homemade snacks to take with us each week (our theater allows this). My 4 yr old son loves to bake, so he's going to get to help out, which may excite him more than the movie. :-)
We're also picking two nights a week where he gets to pick the menu from his kid's cookbook and make dinner for us - with my help, of course. I think I have a budding chef on my hands. :-)

Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!!

.j.e.n.p.c. Saturday, June 20, 2009 at 10:01:00 PM CDT  

Due to lack of funds, the only thing I really have planned for this summer is a deep sea fishing trip with my dad and boyfriend. It was supposed to be for father's day, but the weather hasn't been good here so we're waiting on a nice weekend. I've never been - but it's something my dad loves - I think it'll be a fun time.

Janelle Saturday, June 20, 2009 at 10:40:00 PM CDT  

For fun, we're taking the kids bowling this summer! The bumpers make it easier and the kids have a ball! (pun intended!)

Janelle Saturday, June 20, 2009 at 10:49:00 PM CDT  

I follow you on twitter and tweeted:

Michele Saturday, June 20, 2009 at 11:26:00 PM CDT  

Thank you for the generous giveaway. I'm entering for the Walgreens gift card since we have one close!

Fun things we are doing this summer? For starters, I purchased a little slip and slide. I haven't been on one in years so you could probably imagine the entertainment when my children and I get ready to start sliding! I'll be singing "Slip sliding awaaaaayyyy, slip slidding awwaaaayyyy" while going down the slip in slide.

We are going to take a weekend trip to Oklahoma because, my sister is about to have her first baby! We won't be able to stay but, a couple days but, really excited about this trip! Not to mention, it will be a couple days before my daughter's birthday so we will celebrate there.

It's very hot and humid here so we try to find fun things to do that doesn't overheat my children too much but, gives them exercise.

Anonymous,  Sunday, June 21, 2009 at 2:24:00 PM CDT  

For us, it is the little things that are fun. This week my little guys are looking forward to going strawberry picking. last week, it was "touch a truck" and the zoo....


judybrittle Sunday, June 21, 2009 at 2:56:00 PM CDT  

Lets see if we can make this sound fun
We are going to walk all the way to the park! (one block). We will be packing a great lunch (peanut butter and jelly with some chips and an apple) We are going to go on some exciting rides!!! (slide and monkey bars) Then we will have a really nice picnic! (sitting on a blanket eating our lunch) and after that fun exciting day we will return home. Thank you!

judybrittle Sunday, June 21, 2009 at 2:58:00 PM CDT  

I follow on Twitter and tweeted

VickieB Sunday, June 21, 2009 at 3:42:00 PM CDT  

We've attended The first two of six weekly concerts in the park and plan on attending the rest.

It's a nice evening out. Pack up a picnic dinner and sit out on the lawn and visit before the concert begins.

We decided we like being in the bowl when the concert starts, more interaction with the band.

Mommy's Home!! Sunday, June 21, 2009 at 3:50:00 PM CDT  

Thanks for the chance to win. My son has been waiting all Spring for the lightning bugs - finally they are here! Every night we are going outside to catch them. He has a net he uses, and he and his sister wear glow necklaces and bracelets and run around in the yard having a great time! We we are done it is time for snuggling in a cool bed and reading books!

Lauren S. Sunday, June 21, 2009 at 4:48:00 PM CDT  

Since money is really tight this summer, I've made a list of the local family-friendly free events and we're taking advantage of all we can. Our library system has story time and other events, we signed up for kids' free bowling, and are visiting the local parks and museums that have free admission!

Jami Sunday, June 21, 2009 at 5:27:00 PM CDT  

This summer we have been going to one of our state parks. The kids love the pioneer village there!

Jami Sunday, June 21, 2009 at 5:28:00 PM CDT  

Following you on Twitter (confessionsSAHM) and tweeted this giveaway!

Jami Sunday, June 21, 2009 at 5:29:00 PM CDT  

Button is in my blogroll!

ilja Sunday, June 21, 2009 at 6:36:00 PM CDT  

Well this summer I'm going to go to the beach and get a tan! And have a lot of fun with my family barbiquin.We will do different activity's.Go swimming and just walk around the beach. Its a lot of fun!

iljaze (at) gmail (dot) com

Couponing in Central Florida! Sunday, June 21, 2009 at 6:37:00 PM CDT  

We are testing out our water slides all summer long! We own a bounce house/water slide company, so each week we are setting up a different slide for our kids to stay busy! :-)

ilja Sunday, June 21, 2009 at 6:48:00 PM CDT  

I Follow you on Twitter!


iljaze (at) gmail (dot) com

I just tweeted!

SavannahsSmiles Sunday, June 21, 2009 at 7:04:00 PM CDT  

This summer,my toddler and I used his plastic pool filled it with a homemade bubble liquid, took the hula hoop and made massive bubbles-it was so much fun!

Kate Sunday, June 21, 2009 at 7:40:00 PM CDT  

I am taking pictures this summer at a local Butterfly exhibit at Brookside Gardens. The place is absolutely amazing!

Thanks for the giveaway.

Jackie Sunday, June 21, 2009 at 8:06:00 PM CDT  

This summer will be a little different than past summers. We will be getting my daughter ready to go to college (lots of shopping). Unfortunately with the economy what it is and my husband being self employed, we won't be doing any family vacations. I do plan on taking several trips to the Jersey shore. We always end the day with dinner at the rootbeer floats, they are perfect after a day on the beach!

Courtney Sunday, June 21, 2009 at 8:32:00 PM CDT  

This summer I'm hoping to plan my two young children's FIRST trip ever on vacation which will be to the beach.
courtneytarver85 at yahoo dot com

Courtney Sunday, June 21, 2009 at 8:33:00 PM CDT  

I follow on Twitter and tweeted:
courtneytarver85 at yahoo dot com

Lane Sunday, June 21, 2009 at 8:35:00 PM CDT  

Heading to the Outer Banks with friends next week! lanewindham1 at a o l dot com

Kristy Sunday, June 21, 2009 at 9:16:00 PM CDT  

This summer, we are trying to find VERY inexpensive activities to do.. go to the local zoo, picnics, walks thru the forest preserve, and my favorite, garage saling every weekend! I think Ive got my kids hooked on looking for bargains!

Jay,  Sunday, June 21, 2009 at 9:45:00 PM CDT  

We are hopefully going to Great Smokey Mountain.

elaina Sunday, June 21, 2009 at 9:51:00 PM CDT  

This summer, my 10 year old daughter Sage and my one year old daughter Rowan and I are going to be dong a lot of fun, cheap or free going to the public pool, the library, story-time at the bookstore, 75 cents movie matinee, arts & crafts, playing in the sprinkler outside, etc. My husband is laid off, but that isn't going to stop us from having fun!

smalltownbeatnik at gmail

elaina Sunday, June 21, 2009 at 9:53:00 PM CDT  

tweet tweet!

smalltownbeatnik at g mail

Heather Sunday, June 21, 2009 at 10:15:00 PM CDT  

To have fun this summer I am volunteering for leadership with our local Boy Scouts. I have already attended a weekend camp (even went tubing in my clothes LOL). I have a full week camp coming up soon!

cara martin Monday, June 22, 2009 at 7:56:00 AM CDT  

WE are planning on taking out kids to the Spy Museum in Wash DC!

KellyH,  Monday, June 22, 2009 at 8:11:00 AM CDT  


What a cute blog name! I guess this summer, I am working with the local Friends of the Library to promote our library in town. We are putting up a bond issue in Feb. as our library is old and needs many updates. So I'm helping get the word out- my first task was manning a table at our local farmer's market.



skyviewksh at yahoo dot com

Nicky,  Monday, June 22, 2009 at 8:36:00 AM CDT  

I don't have anything planned for this summer besides work, and more work.
itemsforsalent at gmail dot com

Joy Monday, June 22, 2009 at 8:53:00 AM CDT  

My two sons and I have started "Toddler Tuesdays" this summer. My 1 year old and three year old get to choose the activity for the day--it's a day all about them. Choices include special baking projects, trips to the zoo, swimming pool, Grandma's, etc...


Rue Monday, June 22, 2009 at 11:18:00 AM CDT  

In a couple of weeks I'm going to Panama City Beach to spend the week with 6 high school kids from my church, our new youth guy and about 800 other youth and their youth leaders (who we call ATPs, adult type people. Old and mature enough that parents trust us to take their kids across the country for a week or two but not so old nor mature that we're above starting marshmellow or shaving creme fights).
After the week on the beach, I'll come home for a week and then help to lead a group of about 20 going down to Mexico to work on building a school for deaf children.

It's not exactly everyone's idea of fun, but I'm certain I will have a blast.

Thanks for the chance to win!
ruthann (dot) francis (at) gmail (dot) com

Buki Family Monday, June 22, 2009 at 7:31:00 PM CDT  

we are going to take our first family camping trip. im so excited!!!
sabeckstrom at yahoo dot com

Saving in Style Monday, June 22, 2009 at 10:49:00 PM CDT  

We have less money to play around with this year than we did last year AND my husband has been away for 17 months (military), so we're saving an actual vacation for when daddy gets home. Instead, we have season passes to a local water park and children's museum - so we're spending time doing that - my son is four. We also participate in the library's summer reading program, meet a friend for the free kiddie movies each week and we planted a garden so we garden together - fun for free! :)

Saving in Style Monday, June 22, 2009 at 10:50:00 PM CDT  

I signed up to follow on twitter as savinginstyle and I tweeted!

jamieandandre at bellsouth dot net

Kristy Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at 2:00:00 PM CDT  

This summer we will be taking a trip to our area zoo. We will also be trying to get our little one off her bottle!


Becky Wednesday, June 24, 2009 at 6:42:00 AM CDT  

We've been taking advantage of the free movies at our local theater, and also plan on taking day trips to a local zoo and park!

Christine Wednesday, June 24, 2009 at 1:38:00 PM CDT  

We have rented an RV, and we are going camping with two other families...our best friends and their kiddos.,  Wednesday, June 24, 2009 at 10:28:00 PM CDT  

I am baking something fun once a week with my 5 yr old and 3 yr old nieces...they are loving it!

Tracy Wednesday, June 24, 2009 at 11:40:00 PM CDT  

For fun this summer, we are going to our area's sprinkler park. The older kids can explore around the lake and ride their bikes. The younger kids can play in the sand and at the playground, then go run through the sprinkler area. If we take lunch, we can stay for hours. The icing is that it is all free!

Rebecca Thursday, June 25, 2009 at 5:31:00 AM CDT  

The boys (1 and 3) and I have spent many hours drawing elaborate street systems in the driveway with chalk and then driving toy cars around...complete with a sprinkler carwash.

Becky Thursday, June 25, 2009 at 7:45:00 AM CDT  

My husband and I are *hopefully* going to hike the Narrows in Zion National Park!

Nancy,  Thursday, June 25, 2009 at 7:52:00 AM CDT  

I will be indulging my bookworm tendencies by reading as many mysteries as possible and trying to develop my green thumb by growing indoor and outdoor plants!

allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

Nancy,  Thursday, June 25, 2009 at 7:52:00 AM CDT  

I am a new e-mail subscriber - thanks!

allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

Connie Thursday, June 25, 2009 at 8:37:00 AM CDT  

I am meeting a friend for a little Bible study and conversation early in the morning once a week. We can meet and be back home before the husbands and kids get up. It is a special treat as we meet at a coffee shop and I get that special treat coffee that I usually wouldn't get. When she first asked I thought OH that is so early..........but it has been wonderful!

Anonymous,  Thursday, June 25, 2009 at 9:28:00 AM CDT  

my husband and i enjoy going groundhog hunting in a farmer friends's field...nice relaxing way to spend a summer evening.

rsmile2u @dejazzd .com

Standefer family,  Thursday, June 25, 2009 at 3:19:00 PM CDT  

My family and I are traveling across Texas.. which seems like across the world to visit our families. Also, we enjoy making a special treat each week. Sometimes my husband will surprise us with what he is making or vice versa. It keeps things interesting!

nicki72182 Thursday, June 25, 2009 at 3:20:00 PM CDT  

Every summer my mom's side of the family gets together and has a family camping trip. This year is going to be alot nicer because we'll be "camping" in a rented house on a beautiful lake. It's alot of fun and we get to leave with great memories. It's really nice to have the whole family together for a week.

Christy Lee Friday, June 26, 2009 at 8:32:00 AM CDT  

This summer I'm volunteering at an exotic animal rescue. I can't wait!


uberabby Friday, June 26, 2009 at 8:40:00 PM CDT  

This summer, the husband and I are going to get a babysitter for the first time and go to a microbrew fest. Can't wait!

abbymarie AT gmail DOT com

StephanieG,  Saturday, June 27, 2009 at 5:10:00 PM CDT  

This summer I'm going to an art festival in town and go to a baseball game!! THanks for the giveaway. scg00387 at

Lindsey Sunday, June 28, 2009 at 1:22:00 PM CDT  

This summer we are getting more creative and trying to keep it cheap. My son and I make homemade ice cream of different flavors and enjoy it outside in the backyard while our twin 1 yr olds run around. Also, as a first, my husband and I are leaving the kids with my parents so we can go camping with friends by the lake over the fourth.

Megan,  Sunday, June 28, 2009 at 2:26:00 PM CDT  

Tomorrow I am taking my 2 year old daughter to the beach to watch the sunrise. We are meeting a friend to swim, eat raspberries, and wait for that golden orb to rise on the horizon. The sun gets up early these days-we will have to get there around 5:30-5:45am and we live about 45 minutes away, but nothing compares to that kind of serenity...

amanda Sunday, June 28, 2009 at 3:18:00 PM CDT  

This summer I'm going to grow some amazing organic vegetables at a farm I work at for people with disabilities. Yum!

Mollie Sunday, June 28, 2009 at 3:56:00 PM CDT  

I have your button

Megan Sunday, June 28, 2009 at 4:15:00 PM CDT  

Our summer just started here a couple of days ago, so we're really excited. Our project this week is making homemade ice cream for our big 4th of July party.

hfengland Sunday, June 28, 2009 at 4:33:00 PM CDT  

I'm going to Las Vegas for my birthday where I'll be playing in a by invitation only Poker tournament. Hopefully I'll place in the money that will make it an extra special Bday!

Beth Sunday, June 28, 2009 at 6:14:00 PM CDT  

We are hosting a neighborhood ice cream party. I just need to figure it out how to schedule it around not knowing when my little guy will be born! I thought it would be easy enough to do but now my planning skills are really being tested!

Becky Sunday, June 28, 2009 at 7:11:00 PM CDT  

Summer Time, and the livin' is easy. This Summer I am going to take it as easy as possible! That would include Tuesday night concerts in the Park, a lot of good reading, and nights at our cabin. Dog walks,
cookouts, firefly catching! Church, chasing grandkids, enjoying the sun.
Ooops. Guess that does away with livin' easy!

Tuckersmomi Sunday, June 28, 2009 at 8:37:00 PM CDT  

We arew going to Santa's village-- it's a christmas themed amusement park!

Sue D Sunday, June 28, 2009 at 8:38:00 PM CDT  

Every day is fun when my granddaughter comes over. We bake and cook together, read books, blow bubbles, color, play with playdough, pick and eat strawberries--yum! We don't even have to go anywhere.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

rachelann Sunday, June 28, 2009 at 9:11:00 PM CDT  

my family just got back from a week in west virginia at youth camp with our was a great week! rachel

BentoForKidlet Sunday, June 28, 2009 at 9:44:00 PM CDT  

We're participating in a free Metro Parks summer long scavenger hunt of sorts. It's called Passport to Metro Parks and involves learning all kinds of things about our parks and nature. It's amazing and all of the activities are free!

SH Sunday, June 28, 2009 at 9:46:00 PM CDT  

we are having fun rummaging check it out !

The First Time Around Sunday, June 28, 2009 at 9:47:00 PM CDT  

This summer we will be visiting the zoo, hanging out at the lake, and take a weekend trip to a amusement park!
kcfrugal (at) gmail (dot) com

jen Sunday, June 28, 2009 at 10:34:00 PM CDT  

This holiday weekend we're having a giant garage sale at my house! Hopefully it will be fun, and we'll make some extra spending money for our vacation to the beach in August!

Melissa Henderson Sunday, June 28, 2009 at 10:46:00 PM CDT  

We are hosting a 4th of July BBQ on the 3rd of July and are having lots of families from our church over for a singalong. There will be food, games and of course singing! I am excited about it and I am sure we will have lots of fun!

ossmcalc Monday, June 29, 2009 at 12:59:00 AM CDT  

I have volunteered to lead a workshop for the volunteers on how to make paper origami cranes at a large cancer center in our state. We are then going to turn them into a necklace of cranes for the cancer patients.

Thank you,


ossmcalc Monday, June 29, 2009 at 1:00:00 AM CDT  

I just signed up to follow your blog.

thank you,


Lori Monday, June 29, 2009 at 1:39:00 AM CDT  

We are NOT going to set any fires! Instead, we WILL be celebrating as many independence days as possible--it's a great way to learn about a country and set off some fireworks for the kiddos! So Canada Day, 4th of July and Bastille Day should be big hits around here!

Connie K,  Monday, June 29, 2009 at 6:12:00 AM CDT  

I told my two girls we are going on an adventure. I gave them a very short list of things to pack. All they know is we will leave via some form of transportation either tonight or tomorrow. They have no idea that we will be getting on a plane and flying to Florida! They are want to know but really like the idea of not knowing either!

Deanna Monday, June 29, 2009 at 6:30:00 AM CDT  

I have a Riding Stable and for our summer camp (we vote today), we are either doing a Michael Jackson Tribute choreographed dance with the horses (dancing on horseback and riding the horses in a pattern) to Thriller and the girls will dress like zombies and designing our own crazy costumes.


We will be doing Native American Horsemanship, stringing beads and bells for the horses to wear, we will be painting the horses and designing our own costumes. (Cutting up t-shirt and adding beads to them).

Either way it will be lots of fun!

Brooke Monday, June 29, 2009 at 7:44:00 AM CDT  

This summer, my husband and I have decided to forego our vacation. Don't feel too sorry for us, though, because we have a good reason. Our son is just 3 months old and we have decided to spend every possible second with him at home this summer! He isn't old enough to notice whether or not we are on vacation, so we are saving our money for next year when he will have a little more fun at the beach. :)

Brooke Monday, June 29, 2009 at 7:47:00 AM CDT  

Bonus: I'm following you on twitter and send out this tweet: @monkeyswashtub Win a $25GC (choice of CVS, Walgreens, Target)

Anonymous,  Monday, June 29, 2009 at 8:38:00 AM CDT  

We planted a garden and my boys are keeping track of the plants as they come up, tomatoes as they appear and worms that are dug up. It has been a great experience and my boys have such pride in the garden. We also recently moved to a new area and every week or so we drive to a nearby town and visit the local attractions, eating establishments, etc.

Victoria Monday, June 29, 2009 at 11:27:00 AM CDT  

I'm learning Spanish this summer... it's been fun! Thanks. utgal2004[at]yahoo[dot]com

Gonna Want This-Handmade Monday, June 29, 2009 at 12:53:00 PM CDT  

We are doing some 'Summer Unschooling' - meaning that my three kids are enjoying a number of fun summer activities (like arts and crafts, day outings and yes, even reading) that is learning disguised in FUN!

would love to win the GC...just gotta figure out which store would be just right... :)


Gonna Want This-Handmade Monday, June 29, 2009 at 1:09:00 PM CDT  

I became a follower on Twitter (@gonnawantthis) and tweeted about your giveaway!

PS - I'm a newbie to Twitter also still getting the hang of things... :)


Gonna Want This-Handmade Monday, June 29, 2009 at 1:31:00 PM CDT  

I added a blog post about this giveaway to my blog. Find it here:


Tamara B. Monday, June 29, 2009 at 2:01:00 PM CDT  

We are making it point to have a picnic dinner at the beach two times a week. I pack up dinner,drinks the children can swim and we get to watch the sun go down. It is so beautiful and not as hot during the day.

Melissa Monday, June 29, 2009 at 5:07:00 PM CDT  

I am having adventures in babysitting - working as a part time nanny at a house five miles away, all uphill, with only a bike to transport. It's fun lol

My e-mail is mkzellmer @ yahoo . com

Tara,  Monday, June 29, 2009 at 8:59:00 PM CDT  

We are taking our first vacation in 5 years - rented a house in Ocean City, MD for a week in August. It will be the first ever family vacation! Can't wait! My e-mail is:

Lisa Monday, June 29, 2009 at 9:29:00 PM CDT  

Great giveaway! I'm taking my daughter on your 1st vacation this summer to Cape Cod. She will get to see and swim in the ocean for this 1st time!

Sarah Elyce,  Monday, June 29, 2009 at 9:39:00 PM CDT  

I get to spend a whole weekend with my grandmother. It is going to make my summer!

Kerri Monday, June 29, 2009 at 9:42:00 PM CDT  

The kids and I are having a blast this summer just by staying home, swimming at my parents pool and going to the State Park to play in the creek...Nothing else, but homemade fun!

Anonymous,  Monday, June 29, 2009 at 10:33:00 PM CDT  

I'm fostering kittens this summer. :D

shortcrazypanda @ yahoo .com

Kimberly Monday, June 29, 2009 at 11:20:00 PM CDT  

This summer we are dedicated to do something every weekend... doesn't have to be big just something new and fun... No sitting around this summer letting them go to waste!

mygoodcents AT cox DOT net

Jawan Tuesday, June 30, 2009 at 2:21:00 AM CDT  

My five year old is excited about starting his summer pottery class where he'll get to experiment on the clay wheel. Not to mention that we are doing the usual fun stuff like swimming, going to the park, playing in the sprinkler and making a craft each day. Oh, and did I mention DISNEY WORLD!?!?!?! Thanks!

Anonymous,  Tuesday, June 30, 2009 at 10:04:00 AM CDT  

every weekend we have something else planned ti feels like. museums, weddings, reunions, sesame place, the list goes on, and the beach and swimming.

this weekend we are going cherry picking

Ginny Tuesday, June 30, 2009 at 1:53:00 PM CDT  

The library program this year is Be Creative, how funny. My girls have been doing the activities there & then they usually come home inspired to create more. Plus we are spending lots of time at the beach, the park & playing outside. Oh & of course dance classes in between :)

Just a relaxing summer this year :)

Ginny Tuesday, June 30, 2009 at 1:58:00 PM CDT  


bettycd Tuesday, June 30, 2009 at 4:13:00 PM CDT  

If it ever stops raining, we plan on max use of our pool. My husband is taking a week of vacation each month and we hope to get the bedrooms painted and some serious yardwork.

espbfdl Tuesday, June 30, 2009 at 9:09:00 PM CDT  

This summer I am moving my entire house and business two miles away:) I will also be taking every Wednesday for myself- I want to finish a quilt that I started about two years ago!

Anonymous,  Tuesday, June 30, 2009 at 9:23:00 PM CDT  

Thank you for this wonderful giveaway. I choose the Walgreen's gift card. We caught lighting bugs tonight. We are having weekly baking days. We are enjoying the free movies, and library program's and a free local christian camp.

Sylvia Tuesday, June 30, 2009 at 10:00:00 PM CDT  

I would love the Target card.
Fun..mmm..I am spending alot of time with my little grandughter. It is sp fun to bossed about and told what to say and do. Only one little one can get away with it and she does

Lydia Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at 10:35:00 AM CDT  

This summer we are planning to have several picnics and cookouts with family and friends. Always LOVE those times!

Lydia Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at 10:37:00 AM CDT  

I blogged about this here:

Meredith Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at 10:41:00 AM CDT  

This summer I am volunteering at a local thrift shop that supports many great projects here in town.

Laura Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at 12:51:00 PM CDT  

This summer, we are taking two trips - one to each coast (SC and CA) - with a 2-month-old!

B Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at 6:20:00 PM CDT  

Last summer I attended classes - then I completed my first year of teaching special education students SO this summer I am catching up on all of my household cleaning (as if that will ever happen), working on new materials for my class for the next school year, and enjoying lots of long walks with my husband and spending time with my college-age sons.

justicecw Thursday, July 2, 2009 at 1:29:00 AM CDT  

This summer we are going to take our son on his first camping trip! Thanks for the chance,

All Things Frugal For You And Me Thursday, July 2, 2009 at 9:15:00 PM CDT  

Hmmmmmmm, something fun for the summer? HMMmmmmmmmmm, does just trying to survive count? With 6 kids there's never a dull moment around here. Thankfully MOST of them are fun in any season:)

KristinBrianne Friday, July 3, 2009 at 1:50:00 AM CDT  

The most fun thing I'm going to do is eat a Hawaiian shaved ice every day for lunch during the entire month of August. It's too hot to eat anything else, and while it's not necessarily frugal or healthy it's good and cold so I'll make up for it the other 11 months of the year!

KristinBrianne Friday, July 3, 2009 at 2:31:00 AM CDT  

Blogged about it here

Melanie Friday, July 3, 2009 at 12:22:00 PM CDT  

I don't know if this qualifies as fun or work, but this summer we are busy getting ready to go overseas as missionaries to Papua New Guinea. We are selling everything we own and having fun seeing what prices we get for things. We had a big yard sale and the children enjoyed pricing and being little salesmen!

We are looking forward to our goal and having fun while doing it!

God Bless,
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Linda Friday, July 3, 2009 at 8:21:00 PM CDT  

I'm going to Arizona to see my sister and her house which I have not seen since she moved there 5 years ago. It's not a quick trip from Connecticut.

cblanchard76 Saturday, July 4, 2009 at 6:06:00 AM CDT  

My husband is currently unemployed so not to much spending cash. We will be spending some long weekends at the beach camping. The good thing the ocean is only an hour and a half away.

cblanchard76 Saturday, July 4, 2009 at 6:08:00 AM CDT  

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Paula Myers,  Saturday, July 4, 2009 at 9:46:00 AM CDT  

We're going to dig for a big diamond at the Diamond Mine.

lisa Saturday, July 4, 2009 at 11:29:00 AM CDT  

This summer I'm going to write the next great American novel; clean the entire house spotless and redo it a la Martha Stewart style; and then take a long nap in the backyard, trying not to get burnt.

Well, I've got hope for one of those three at least.


lisa Saturday, July 4, 2009 at 11:30:00 AM CDT  

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justusseven Saturday, July 4, 2009 at 11:13:00 PM CDT  

I am making my own craft table out of two second hand desks I found at a thrift store!

JENNIFER Sunday, July 5, 2009 at 2:34:00 PM CDT  

I am trying to do as much free stuff as possible. Going to the beach, library, museums, free food days. Lots of fun!

Kristine,  Sunday, July 5, 2009 at 2:59:00 PM CDT  

I just discovered you and subscribed to your blog! I love reading reveiws on products before I buy them!! Thanks for your work.

Kristine,  Sunday, July 5, 2009 at 3:01:00 PM CDT  

Also, this summer I have lots of plans- I have two sons aged 23 months and 9 months so the days are busy. My son will be two and my husband will be 29 so we have birthday parties, BBQs, my dad and sister in town visiting and lots of family activity during the summer! I am also committing my love of shopping and getting free things to seeing what I can collect to donate to shelters and churches (ie school supplies for needy kids, toiletrees to shelters, clothes to churches etc.)

kristine,  Sunday, July 5, 2009 at 3:09:00 PM CDT  

Also, not sure if you need our email addresses or not but mine is


Heather R Sunday, July 5, 2009 at 3:40:00 PM CDT  

I am chaperoning a trip to Costa Rica for a group of fourteen-year-old students.

Crystal Sunday, July 5, 2009 at 4:45:00 PM CDT  

My hubby is coming home from deployment and we are going to vacation in vancouver island, canada. we are hoping to kayak, hike and have some romantic times. :)

Skinny Minnie Sunday, July 5, 2009 at 6:00:00 PM CDT  

I'm working this summer ! but I'm also blogging :)

ck me out at

I twittered

News Around The Blogs Sunday, July 5, 2009 at 7:06:00 PM CDT  

I blogged here:

missydawnrox Sunday, July 5, 2009 at 7:24:00 PM CDT  

This summer I am attempting all the sweet antics of Phineas and Ferb while they are on their summer vacation. I will be recreating the scary haunted house, painting a ginormous picture for my dad in the desert and making a ski mountain in my backyard. All while my crazy platypus is off gallivanting with a crazy evil scientist. Yes, I will take pictures.

casey aubut Sunday, July 5, 2009 at 8:29:00 PM CDT  

I am just trying to come up with creative ways to keep myself and two toddlers occupied and busy all summer in 120 degree heat here in AZ!

Mermaid2x,  Monday, July 6, 2009 at 1:44:00 AM CDT  

We are trying to be more creative this summer by finding free activities in our own town since the economy has caused us to table the family vacation out of state.

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