fun : giveaway!



i hope you all had a nice weekend! since i've been so fortunate recently in the giveaway arena, it's time to give a little something back to our very dear readers. so, leave a comment telling us a highlight of your summer or winter depending where you live before september 2nd for a chance to win this back-2-school inspired giveaway -
  1. heather smith jones jotter - i have two.
  2. muji 5-color ballpoint pen with mechanical pencil.
  3. shanna murray & pistachio press limited edition letterpress card.
  4. a very special surprise or two made by yours truly. think a butterfly garland.
  5. all wrapped in a wonderful sewn mailer from pickalapoopa.
we'll announce the lucky recipient on september 2nd. good luck!

xo, cindy

ps in the meantime, here's a new band that everyone can enjoy, now - the drums. based out of brooklyn, their retro-surf inspired sound will certainly extend the last days of summer, especially since their new ep is called summertime. love the song let's go surfing. enjoy!

32 comments:

Lizzy said...

So fun!
The highlight of my summer was definitely my jamming warm summer nights consisting of: pie runs to nations (oh banana cream, you complete me), creative s'more making round a bonfire (Mint chocolate chip ice cream anyone?), blasting music & crazy dancing outside the car window, and late night treks up the hill to view the stars. This was my best summer so far, just taking it easy or living it up with some of the best people to have ever graced my presence.

gingerwine said...

Hello!
Well the highlight of my summer was visiting Venice with my Husband for a weekend. It was boiling hot and we both took our sketchbooks with us (As we both like a little bit of drawing!) and strolled about in the beautiful sunshine. I had to resist the urge to jump into the lagoon - the water looked sooo inviting even though everyone thinks it is really dirty! So I dangled my feet in the water....

ooo and the old glass of wine or two was lovely!

Sam xx

My name is PJ. said...

The highlight of my summer (honestly) is that, with each passing day, October grew closer and closer. :) Hey, you asked.....

katevp-a said...

the highlight of my summer, was a big camping trip to Bon Echo Provincial Park over the august long weekend. So fun to vacation with people and families with whom I would not normally take trips with!

Kate

Michelle | Cicada Studio said...

Had a fun time at the Jersey Shore this summer (despite the fact that I don't care much for the beach). Being with the family is what mattered most... and the kids had a blast.

L'Atelier said...

The highlight of winter for me was to discover its hidden beauty rather than just being unhappy about it being winter. I really enjoyed it this year!
My Wellis and camera helped me with that. And a live-in-the-moment attitude did wonders too- so when it stormed really badly, i just made hot chocolate, postponed anything i had to do outside until the rains were less severe- visiting summer blogs and knitting....sounds not so bad does it?
now that spring is marching in to the cape- i am extremely happy- winter seems a sweet distant memory.

omami said...

the highlight of the summer was my vacations to Cape Cope and discovering the beautiful Boston City... and days off here and there to enjoy summer !!!!

This band is great!!

blue moss said...

honestly just being with my family....we didn't go anywhere big or grand, but we just had fun being together...love them
happy monday
michelle

Joyce said...

Cindy the highlight of my summer was having family visit and enjoying the beauty of our yard. Have a golden week my friend! xoxo

Emma N said...

my boyfriend and I bought a house! It's a cute little 1935 bungalo in impecable condition. we move in in a few weeks and we can't wait to decorate!

emniesl at g mail dot com

cupcake studio said...

Oooh, highlight of my summer. A week's vacation at our little county fair with my 11-yr. old 4-H'er. The simple things matter and we had a ball!

Jamie said...

The highlight of my summer was spending most of it at home with my family. I travel a lot for work and miss many of the special occasions and holidays, but this year I was home for the 4th of July, my nephew's birth, my niece's second birthday and my brothers wedding.

Laura said...

oh dear, how could i possibly pick one moment? when you're at summer camp every moment is a highlight. : )

darling savage said...

my boyfriend and i had no money to travel this summer (both unemployed) so we'd often sneak up to the roof of our building midday and sunbathe in, ahem, our birthday suits, haha. i felt so naughty yet so free!

cindy* said...

hmmmm...i usually don't travel much, but this summer seemed to be an exception. it was fun, lots of things to see and photograph and eat ;) i got to participate in nadia's swap as well and that...it was very fun ;)

Krissy said...

What a generous and fantastic giveaway!!
The highlight for me of the summer was being able to quit Fridays. The hubster and I have so much more fun now that I can get the chores finished on a work day :)

Bonbon Oiseau said...

aww cindy..i just came to say hi...what a nice surprise...well, the highlight of my summer was driving down hwy 89, an expansive twisting road in Montana, the jagged mountains of the Bob Marshall Wilderness National Forest in the distance on one side, rolling landscape and sky as far as the eye could see on the other. The landscapes was absolutely the most pristine i had ever seen, golden-yellow grasses, wildflowers galore, flocks of swallows chasing each other along the fences, lone trucks coming the other way only once in a while. I had a perfect moment along that road.
hope you're well too lovely.

teresa said...

Hello and thanks -
The highlight of my summer was during our roadtrip to Oregon. We stopped along the way in Gerlach, NV (tiny quirky town) and stayed at Bruno's, where the owner is still tending bar at 86! I took some interesting photos of my 8-year-old daughter by some abandoned railroad cars at dusk. We felt like we were in another world!

**WE BLOG ARTISTS** said...

Hey Cindy...what a fabulous giveaway!
Right up my alley...I love all things paper and pens.
The highlight of my summer???
I think watching our girls develop into sisters who have found eachother...they really love eachothers company.AND another was running the 2 Urban adventure races together with my husband...he's a great partner.I'm so lucky.
Thanks for always a great read Cindy!
Char

Pascale said...

Lovely giveaway - I just love stationery!

Well, I believe our entire summer was a highlight! No moving boxes this year, like the previous two summers. Instead, we had a real vacation, real quality time spent with friends and family! I'm a little sad summer vacation will be ending soon - on Thursday, as a matter of fact, when the kids will be returning to school...

Claire said...

Cute giveaway.

My favorite part of summer was traveling to Spain with my husband and my family.

Valerie said...

Summer highlight: Being able to relax and go out on the jet ski! It was a lazy summer =)
KawaiiNeko2008 at aol dot com

Elizabeth said...

Hi Cindy,
I would have to say the highlight of my summer was in June when we went to Europe for three weeks. Had a good time and took many photos.

Megan Coyle said...

Hi Cindy,
What a fantastic-looking giveaway--I should really do one too sometime soon.

The highlight of my summer was taking a break from work and going to Maui and getting to see lots of sea turtles

rhymeswithfun said...

hello--what a fun giveaway! the highlight of my summer *will be* going to NYC this week! [i hope] but until then, one of the best days i had all summer was sitting outside on the deck at my parents' house while we were dog-sitting, and just eating cookies and talking with my husband while a lovely summer breeze was blowing through the woods. with our busy schedules, those are the rare moments when you can just enjoy being outside :)

chelsea said...

Ooh fun. I love that your giveaways always feature small artists, The highlight of my summer was coming here to Sweden..just lots of little things..doing lots of walking and biking, enjoying the water and the wildflowers!

Sheila said...

Hi Cindy! How fun! Thanks for organizing a giveaway and a chance to share summer (or winter) highlights! I've got to go with my end of summer trip to Peru, which came at the end of a very busy time at work. The perfect reward!

nadia said...

Oh! well my highlight is spending time camped out on the river with the people i care for the most. swimming in particular!

what a great way to end the summer with a giveaway cindy! and i second what chelsea wrote hoe lovely that they are artist!

Red Riding said...

i loved going to the beach with my fiance,planning our future and just getting the chance to relax,even if it was for one day..

i love your blog!
and what a lovely giveaway

rachel
x

Cassie said...

Great site! My favorite this summer has been hiking with my husband. He's had a severe medical condition that for the past near-decade has kept him pretty close to home, but is now treated properly and we can have adventures again : )

Grace@PoeticHome said...

Your giveaways are always so sweet and thoughtful!

The highlight of my summer was going to the beach every other day with my husband, either for lounging under our umbrella or catching the sunset. All of our beaches here require you to trek up and down major sand dunes, making the experience all the more worthwhile :)

Trish said...

hmmm...it's 1 am, am I too late to join? My highlight was going to Kings Island with my son, best friend and her daughter, and my mom! It was fun and the rollercoasters were great:)