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  1. Katy says:

    We have been swimming, picnicking, gardening, playing, working, and simple things like that, this summer. :) We have nothing big planner for the summer!

  2. stacey dempsey says:

    we have been so busy that it hasnt felt like summer yet, I just completely tore my home apart and got rid of the olda dn cleaned from top to bottm and reshuffled all the furniture lol , so now it is almost all done and time to get down to the river

  3. Damla says:

    We’re planning to record a new song with my band.

  4. Karen says:

    Grilling out, canning, going to the park.

    • Mindy says:

      That sounds like fun Karen! What are you canning? I’ve really wanted to try that. I have a lot of cucumbers growing this year, so I’ve been thinking about making some pickles!

  5. Lulu says:

    Vacations in Italy)

  6. MsDarkstar says:

    Well, since I got laid off on Friday, I will be spending my summer looking for a job! And going to Shakespeare in the Park and probably doing a lot more blogging.

    • Mindy says:

      Oh no, I am so sorry to hear that! My boyfriend’s company recently laid off more than 20 people. I hope you are able to find a new job quickly!

  7. Michele says:

    having a deck built

  8. Anita Leibert says:

    So far this summer, my hubby and I have been working on a nice garden and yard improvements. We are also doing some indoor improvements as well.

    • Mindy says:

      My boyfriend and I started our very first garden this Summer too! We’ve been having a lot of fun with it. It’s a lot of work though! I do love checking on it every day to see what has sprung up. We have picked 2 cucumbers, a whole bunch of lettuce and some broccoli so far. We also have bell peppers, jalapenos, peas, pumpkins, tomatoes and brussel sprouts coming along nicely.

  9. Aria H. says:

    Had a nice vacation in costa rica, now have to get back to work.

  10. Lisa Brown says:

    I am planning to go camping in a few weeks.

  11. Janet W. says:

    Not too much this summer, mostly just playing with my grandsons in the backyard and taking walks. A few trips to the pool, too.

  12. Jackie says:

    Not too much planned because everyone has summer jobs. We’ll take a couple of day trips to the beach when we can.

  13. Wendi Scharrer says:

    Kayaking & camping! :)

  14. Jessie C. says:

    We’ll be having some camping trips

  15. Amanda Alvarado says:

    I’ve been working graveyards all summer but just finished up my last night and am officially on vacation for 3 weeks!! Woo-Hoo! Dd has had swim classes, vacation bible school and is now in tumbling and ballet so I’ve had an exhausting summer with only around 5-6 hrs of sleep every day….felt like when she was a newborn all over again! LOL

  16. jodi lasher says:

    I have been so busy this summer with my kids and their softball games.. Thanks for the giveaway

  17. Karla Sceviour says:

    We plan on going camping…cant wait!
    ksceviour at hotmail dot com

  18. elven johnson says:

    Not much a few festivals mostly trying to beat the heat.

  19. I’m finishing up my degree and looking for a job!

  20. Erin K. says:

    I’ve been in school, looking for a job, and I’ve gone to a few baseball games.

  21. Mary Doherty says:

    I am hanging out with my grandson and granddaughter. They are both three. Lots of swimming.

  22. Kristen says:

    I’ve got a new job and am enjoying my garden!

    • Mindy says:

      Congrats on your new job Kristen! How exciting! I am also enjoying my garden, except for the stupid horseflies that won’t leave me alone every time I go out there!

  23. I won an all expense paid trip to Chicago for Lollapalozza. Can’t wait to go, taking my BFF.

  24. Lee-Ann L says:

    We’ve been really busy. The kids have had 2 sleep over weekends with family, the amusement park, zoo, another zoo like place, and we are leaving for a week at the cottage on Sat!

  25. Kathy Ross says:

    We went fishing. But nothing special planned.

    • Mindy says:

      I haven’t been fishing in YEARS Kathy! Maybe some day when I have kids, I will go with them. It’s a really nice memory to have.

  26. Pinky Sade says:

    Swimming at the pool, mostly with family!

  27. Jennifer Speed says:

    I’ve been having a great time at my aunt’s house in Rock Hill,SC

    • Mindy says:

      I have always wanted to visit the Carolinas Jennifer. Ever since I was a teen and was obsessed with Dawson’s Creek lol. I’d like to visit both North and South someday.

  28. Andrea Williams says:

    We are having both sets of grandparents come and visit. Can’t wait!

  29. Jenny Stanek says:

    We have been doing lots of fun baking and crafts inside when it’s hot and lots of outside playing at night!

    • Mindy says:

      Baking is very relaxing for me. I hope to start doing more of it. It’s been too hot lately though! It’s also a goal of mine to become more crafty one day, I just can’t find the time right now.

  30. TRACY SIMMS says:

    family reunion, 6 flags..then school shopping..thanks, simms3710@yahoo.com

    • Mindy says:

      Family reunions are great! My family usually has one in August, and I hope we will again this year. I hope you have fun at 6 flags!

  31. Elena says:

    We are going to Yosemite in August

    • Mindy says:

      That sounds like a lot of fun Elena! I have never been there, but my parents and sisters have. They loved it. I hope you have a great time!

  32. richelle bowers says:

    hibernating under the air conditioner

    • Mindy says:

      It certainly has been hot lately Richelle! I live in Maine, so we are not used to these hot temps. Heck, we think 40 degrees is warm some days!

  33. Amy Orvin says:

    I am just going to enter as many giveaways as possible;)

    • Mindy says:

      That sounds like a great plan Amy! I’ve got to get back into entering giveaways. I usually win SOMETHING if I enter all the ones in a hop! I hope you win some fantastic prizes!

  34. Terra Heck says:

    This summer we’ve been attending drag racing events and camping. Thanks.

    • Mindy says:

      That sounds like fun Terra! I love camping. I haven’t been in many years, and I miss it. I have lots of great memories of camping with my family when I was younger. My best friend’s family and my family used to set up in a seasonal lot at the same campground every year. It was so much fun hanging out with them all summer long.

  35. Dovile says:

    I’m going to the sea next month.

  36. Mihaela D says:

    I graduated high school and applied to college.How exciting:)

  37. april says:

    I have been watching my boys. I hope to plan a day trip to DC by train soon.

  38. Linda R says:

    We are patiently awaiting the birth of our baby, arriving any day now!

  39. Fe M. says:

    Go swimming with the whole family.

    • Mindy says:

      Where do you swim Fe M.? River, lake, ocean, pool? I’m not really big on swimming, but I do like to wade into the water a bit to cool off! :)

  40. Erin R. says:

    Mostly working and saving money for a new house

  41. Susan F says:

    I am hoping to go to St Simon Island, GA in August.

  42. Stephanie Hirsch says:

    So far this summer, my husband came home from a year long deployment, and we went to Walt Disney World to celebrate!

  43. Monica says:

    I just returned from a 6 day 5 night sisters camping trip…we had so much fun!!

  44. Abby says:

    Not much. Just reading and resting

  45. CJ says:

    Catching up on my mile-long “to read” list!

  46. colleen boudreau says:

    Just relaxing and enjoying the weather. :)

  47. Jennifer Barata Allen says:

    camping, swimming in the outdoor pool and playing with the kids outside

  48. Vesper says:

    Plan to do some hiking

  49. jennifer horn says:

    We’ve been traveling with my daughter watching her play softball.

  50. liveit says:

    I am waiting for a well-deserved vacation!

    • Mindy says:

      Well, I hope you get one soon! We all need a vacation once in a while. I went about 6 years without taking more than a day or two off at a time. I went a little insane…

  51. deanna_boocock says:

    Taking my Masters of Education. so very busy

  52. Jessica Snow says:

    We’ve just been going swimming. Thank you for the giveaway!

  53. D Schmidt says:

    We are going to Disneyland

  54. Jill A. Collins says:

    My husband and I took a hot air balloon ride back in June for my birthday.

  55. viviana says:

    i plan… to work lol.. no summer plans :(

    • Mindy says:

      I’ve been stuck at work too Viviana! :( I took a week of vacation in late June, and of course, it was the only week so far this Summer that it has rained every single day! Just my luck! :/

  56. Ana Lara says:

    Well, I am decorating my new apartment! So it is my plan for this summer :P

  57. We’ve been camping and geocaching quite a bit!

  58. Seyma Shabbir says:

    Trip to texas

  59. Kisha Cotton says:

    swim lessons for my 3 yr old and bbqing a lot.

  60. Barbara P. says:


  61. DAMIAN JARREAU says:

    I have been traveling

  62. Karen Glatt says:

    I am having a really great summer! I am going to the lake and swimming! Swimming is my favorite exercise! I am also visiting relatives this summer, and my sister is having a baby and I will be a new Aunt!

  63. kyona says:

    We have been hanging out in the yard and pool but are moving in a few weeks so now we’re packing.

    • Mindy says:

      Good luck with your move, I hope it goes smoothly! I’ve moved about a dozen times in the last 10 years, so I know just how stressful it can be!

  64. ikkinlala says:

    I’ve been reading library books and visiting with relatives lately (as well as the usual work and chores).

    • Mindy says:

      I wish I could get back into reading. I really used to enjoy it as a child/teen, but I feel like I never have the time now. :/

  65. Tammy says:

    camping and swimming!!!

  66. Cynthia R says:

    just work, took a few short trips in the begining of summer, want to go somewhere again though!

  67. cheryl says:

    We’ve spent the summer weekends watching my 17 year old lefty pitch tournaments around the midwest with his travel team. He’s getting a lot of exposure and the emails are starting to come in. So far he’s got one offer on the table to play college ball – his lifelong dream!

  68. Kelly R says:

    We went on vacation …

  69. Cheryl says:

    Just the usual! Working! :)

  70. Mel brock says:

    It’s not been an overly exciting summer so far, just taking two graduate classes. I do hope to finally organize a small camping trip to a remote area to watch the Perseids meteorite shower in August.

  71. Allison Downes says:

    Havent really done anything this summer

  72. Maegan Morin says:

    So far this summer we have been camping, hiking and checking out dinosaurs :D

  73. Sumer says:

    We have been doing a lot of grilling out and are planning a trip to the beach next month.

  74. Ann Fantom says:

    We are going on vacation to Myrtle Beach, SC

  75. Margaret Smith says:

    My kids and I, Just came back from visiting my Dad in South Carolina.

  76. H says:

    Going to Germany

  77. Cynthia C says:

    I took a girlfriend vacation to the beach.

  78. tamar says:

    chilling at home and bidding on a house we love!! WE HOPE WE GET IT!

  79. Kyl Neusch says:

    going camping

  80. Elaine Silva says:

    We aren’t going to do to much this summer as I just had our 4th baby girl. the only thing we are going to do is go to the zoo next month.

  81. Brandi Price says:

    Nothing really this summer. It is the busiest time of year for my hubby at work.

  82. Carole I says:

    We stayed put this year due to having a newborn baby boy :) so, instead, we go to Kings Island Amusement Park with our girls as often as we can during the summer time. We got our money’s worth with our season passes that’s for sure!

  83. Keisa Rogers says:

    My summer has been quiet and very boring… All the kids went to stya with grandma and ive been on best rest waiting on my surgery for my back.Fun fun!

  84. Kristen says:

    We’ve been camping once already, and are planning our next trip.

  85. Lily says:

    I am working through the summer!

  86. Myra R says:

    this summer we are renting a camp and spending a week there, then also the CLE is gunna be coming to town so that should be fun i go every year! then i start school on Aug 31st!

  87. Rosanne Morrison says:

    Graduations one in Washington DC, wedding, birthday parties, beach waterpark, friends visiting

  88. Amber says:

    I’ve been gardening lots this summer!

  89. elizabeth says:

    Been working hard to pay for school, enjoying the company of friends in the time left over, and occasionally napping.

  90. Kathlean Owens says:

    So many of our summer plans have changed due to fires here in New Mexico. So, we’ve been doing picnics and going swimming instead of hiking or fishing in the mountains.

  91. Alicia Zirjacks says:

    We have spent a lot of time camping and fishing!

  92. Daniel M says:

    i’m going to have an exciting staycation this year, yeah

  93. LaTanya says:

    I have been working and going to the beach

  94. micheal dale grim says:

    we have no plans this summer just chilling at home!!

  95. Chrystal D says:

    I’ve been job hunting!

  96. Geri S says:

    Just try to stay cool

  97. Linda Lansford says:

    we will go to biloxi

  98. Patrice says:

    We have been hanging out at the beach!

  99. Marti Parks says:

    We’ve just been hanging out at home and trying to relax. :)

  100. Stacy says:

    So far we’ve been to a ballgame, a symphony, the beach, and Blue Man Group. At the end of August we have our Eastern Mediterranean cruise.

  101. Cheryl Abdelnour says:

    went to see my mom and family with 2 of my sons

  102. Stephanie Hungerford says:

    I was swimming in the apt pool but it has been closed for a week because the they ran out of water conditioning agents

  103. Paul T/Pauline T says:

    taking summer classes and finals are this coming week from 23rd to 27th …so ready – - Paul T/Pauline T aka Paul Tran….. emscout9 at Hotmail dot com

  104. christal c willdebbie says:

    taking care of my daughter whom has a broken ankle

  105. Ericka says:

    Nothing special. Taking care of my 2yr old son – going to the park, going swimming, and appreciating Daddy being home for the summer.

  106. Heather! says:

    I’m packing this summer in preparation for our September move!
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

  107. Kaitlin says:

    I’ve been traveling all over–London, Louisiana–and I’m moving to Louisiana soon!

  108. Aimee Fontenot says:

    I have been filling out applications all Summer. I really hope to hear a call from someone soon.

  109. Amy N. says:

    Not a whole lot – hanging close to home. It’s been quite hot so spending time outside in the water – my son loves it!

  110. Cal says:

    It is Winter down here, so just enjoying walks when it is not raining!

  111. meme says:

    plan on taking the kids to 6 flags next week

  112. kelsey little says:

    I am busy decorating my daughters nursery

    shopditzydiva@yahoo dot com

  113. Holly Hennessy Swint says:

    Nothing exciting planned but did get to visit my Mom for a few days over in Tampa area

  114. Ellen Levickis says:

    retired husband and i are just taking it easy

  115. stacy says:

    We have gone to the santa Cruz beach boardwalk.

  116. Richard Hicks says:

    went to Carowinds amusement park a few weeks ago!

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

  117. Lauren says:

    Last weekend I went to a musical festival in Cincinnati, Ohio…besides that, been seeing friends and family, reading a lot, and trying to swim a ton.

  118. Dawn says:

    We haven’t done a lot yet, but we have tickets to a Winston Salem DASH game {baseball} and tickets to Emerald Pointe {a waterpark}. :)


  119. Kayla says:

    I’m moving to a new state!

  120. stony says:

    We are going to the highland games and a medieval faire

  121. Crystal says:

    No plans, just soaking up the sun!

  122. Kim Reid says:

    Just staying inside trying to keep cool – Thanks!

  123. Aria B. says:

    Camping, going to beach, hiking and biking.

  124. Kathleen S. says:

    Just went to a Jimmy Kimmel Live taping this Thursday. Fun AND free!

  125. Yto says:

    it’s pretty boring. i don’t have anything planned. perhaps reading some books and hiding from the heat :)

  126. Samantha D says:

    This summer I’m just working and hope to go see my family again about two hours away at the beach!

  127. Courtnie says:

    I just got back from a vacation in Tennessee, and it was awesome!

  128. Kelly Nicholson says:

    I’d love to know what you’ve been up to this Summer, or what exciting things you have planned!

    just got back from miami beach…i wanna go back

  129. Juana Esparza says:

    I have been trying to catch up on my TBR pile of books and also catching up on some of the tv shows/series that I’ve missed.

  130. Linda Kish says:

    Mostly I try to avoid the sun and heat. I have been visiting family and going out to eat. We plan to go to Disneyland soon but I hate crowds so have to avoid Carsland.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  131. Robert Pyszk says:

    I really have not been up to much. Couple fourth of July events that’s about it.

  132. Geoff K says:

    Nothing too exciting so far, but we have road trips to Boston and NYC planned for August and Labor Day weekend!

  133. Jennifer Holovack says:

    This summer is actually pretty lame :( ….we have an 8 month old so there’s a lot we can’t really do. Also money is really tight. Next summer will be great though.

  134. Debra L. Guillen says:

    spent 2 weeks on South Padre with my Mom..it was a fantastic getaway!

  135. Amy Lee says:

    I live near the beach so we’re just staying here and having fun!

  136. julie hawkins says:

    playing with the kids

  137. Kelly King says:

    I live in Texas and the heat has pretty much keep us inside this summer. We did make one trip to the beach.

  138. Ashley Tucker says:

    I’m working this summer

  139. Betsy Barnes says:

    We haven’t been up to much this summer, hubby traveling for work, so when he comes home, we just hang out together :)

  140. Betty Curran says:

    I’m trying to put in some overtime so I can afford a trip to California for my grandson’s wedding.

  141. Lots of people watching, saving lives, looking forward to a getaway with wifey in October, celebrating 10 years. Woot!


  142. Suz Saves says:

    I’m planning a trip to the beach with my family at the beginning of September and I can’t wait! Thanks for this amazing giveaway – I would love to win!

  143. amy deeter says:

    were going to myrtle beach

  144. Teresa Thompson says:

    The birth of my nephew, Liam has been the highlight.

  145. Jennifer Speed says:

    I’ve been having the best time at my aunt’s house in Rock Hill,SC

  146. Jodi Bradshaw says:

    we went on vaca at hilton head, sc

  147. Michele Behlen says:

    We have no special plans, just to enjoy the sunshine and warm weather.

  148. Jeryl M. says:

    We have been taking lots of day trips.

  149. Anna F. says:

    Being pregnant and awaiting baby’s arrival :)

  150. Laurel Longoria says:

    Haven’t done too much: surveys, Facebook time; games. Found out I am (finally!)going to be a grandma next year; and then got sick with a virus that I contracted, shared IT with my hubby, and was in bed sleeping (most of the time) on our W.A. (this past Thursday, 19th), and finally starting to get better.

  151. Ruth Hill says:

    Spending extra time with my daughter

  152. I’m headed to the beach for 2 weeks!

  153. krystle says:

    Getting ahead with summer college courses :)

  154. Lisa Hackney says:

    Spending time with the kids!

  155. shirley zolenski says:

    We have been doing alot of boating

  156. Catherine L. says:

    We’ve been doing a lot of day tripping!

  157. Elis B. says:

    Go to see some summer blockbuster movies.

  158. Sand says:

    I’ve been going to a lot of summer parties & cookouts.

  159. Lisa says:

    I’ve just been going to the pool

  160. Alexandra Roach says:

    working all summer

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