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What's the best part of summer? The lazy days, the outdoor meals, and the annual Favorite Summer Things Giveaway, of course!

What's the best part of summer? The lazy days, the time with family, the outdoor meals, and the annual Favorite Summer Things Giveaway, of course!

And, as always, there are a whole lot of us celebrating summer together! Be sure to “blog hop” to all of the giveaways – there are great prizes at each site and you're more than welcome to enter the giveaways in each and every place.

1. Thriving Home // 2. Tried and Tasty // 3. Intoxicated on Life // 4. Nourishing Joy // 5. Happy Home Fairy // 6. The Nourishing Home // 7. Heavenly Homemakers // 8. Keeper of the Home // 9. Living the Nourished Life // 10. The Realistic Mama // 11. Chaos2Peace // 12. Martha Martha // 13. Young Wife's Guide

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So…. this year I'm mixing it up a bit. Because everyone loves different things, I'm including a few of MY favorite things, and leaving a few things up to the winner.

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So here's what's included in the giveaway here at Nourishing Joy:

Pronounce Organic Skincare Sunscreen
sunscreen made of ingredients you can actually… pronounce
value $30

2 free months to The Tired & Hungry Cook's Companion
…because who wants to think about cooking during the summer?
value $30

A book OR board game of your choosing
whether you want to relax on the beach reading or gather your family for a board game, the choice is totally yours – if you choose an item with a value of greater than $20, you will be sent an gift card for $20 to be applied to your purchase
value $20

Your choice of ONE of the following:

So, depending on which items you choose, this giveaway is valued at a total of about $150!

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Entering is simple!

First, be ABSOLUTELY sure you know what you're requesting when you win by clicking through the links above to see every item. Don't just assume it will be what you want, so verify to be sure!

Second, just fill in the form below. Easy peasy. By filling in the form, you will be both entered in the giveaway AND added to our e-mail list, but you are welcome to unsubscribe at any time. Please note: The winner will ONLY be announced via e-mail, so you might want to keep your subscription for at least a week or to see if you've won before you unsubscribe!

Third – and this is by no means required – I urge you to follow us on Facebook and Pinterest. We curate some of the best articles, tips, and tricks in those places, so definitely add us to your favorites if you like what you see here!


This giveaway is now closed. Thank you to all who entered!

Giveaway fine print: This giveaway closes Monday, May 30th, at 11:59 p.m. CST. Winner will be announced via e-mail newsletter. There is no purchase necessary to win. Void where prohibited.

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Thriving Home is a food and lifestyle blog where Polly and Rachel strive to encourage moms to thrive in every area of home life. They try to keep it real when it comes to sharing about healthy recipes, raising little people, growing in their faith, freezer cooking and various other topics that motherhood and life may bring their way.

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Jennifer and her family live in the South. She and her husband, Fred, have three boys ages 12, 9, and 6, and one unruly dog named Dash. Chaos2Peace is a blog designed to bring peace in the midst chaos by providing organizational tips, menu planning, simple recipes, and a whole lot of laughter. Join us on the blog today as we do life together, one step at a time.

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Julie Brasington is the wife of a South Florida Worship Pastor, mom of 2 busy boys, preschool teacher, and lover of {{dark}} chocolate chips. She is also the creator and author of Happy Home Fairy, a popular blog focusing on encouraging and equipping moms to choose joy on the parenting journey. She shares easy craft ideas, FREE printables, simple recipes, corny jokes, holiday fun, thoughts on raising kids, and honest, heartfelt messages to uplift the weary mama.

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Laura Coppinger and her husband have four sons ages 11-18. is dedicated to inspiring women daily with healthy (and easy!) recipes, homemaking tips, spiritual encouragement, and good ol' clean fun.

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The Nourishing Home provides family-friendly gluten-free recipes, free weekly whole food meal plans, helpful cooking tips & techniques, and lots of encouragement to help you in your journey to live a more nourished life.


Tried and Tasty

Tried and Tasty is a recipe website where fun, conversational writing is paired with top notch food photography. Join Yvonne as she warmly welcomes you into her kitchen and shows you how to wow your tastebuds!

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The Nourished Life is all about approaching health and wellness from a place of balance. Getting healthy should not be another source of stress in your life! We tackle everything from metabolism to body image to emotional wellness to DIY beauty. If you're ready to break up with stress and body hate, and embrace a healthier approach to, well, being healthy, then our community might be the perfect fit for you.

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The Realistic Mama is a go-to parenting blog that covers a little of everything but always focusing on spending more quality time with your kids. You'll find parenting encouragement and kids activities but you'll also find things like easy recipes and even entrepreneurial tips because through these you will then have more time for your family.

KOTH-logo (1) Keeper of the Home

Keeper of the Home is a resource for women and families who are striving to be healthy – body, mind, and soul. It covers a wide range of topics from healthy recipes, cleaning practices and self-care. Keeper of the Home is a community of women in all seasons of life. Our inspiration begins with our faith. Stewardship inspires the way that we approach our homemaking. In fact, it’s the foundation of what you’ll find when you pull up a chair, grab a mug of something delicious, and come share this journey with us.

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Nourishing Joy is dedicated to real food and natural living. We're on a mission to equip and inspire parents like you with the tools to make intentional, thoughtful decisions that work for YOUR family easy. Or at least easier.

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Martha, Martha is for busy women looking to live a more productive and peaceful life based on faith in Jesus. Household tips, life strategies, easy recipes and devotions come together as we focus on Jesus' words to Martha “only one thing is needed.”

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Jami Balmet has a heart for encouraging women in their roles as homemakers and that what we do every single day matters. She blogs about this passion at Young Wife's Guide with practical tools, tips, and inspiration for Biblical Homemaking and Christian Living. Come join our community for encouragement and to chat with like-minded women in all seasons and stages of life.

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Intoxicated on Life is a site dedicated to bringing readers quality resources on raising strong families – body, mind, and soul!

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  4. Your giveaway looks awesome! I like the uniqueness of offering a choice of a book or game πŸ™‚

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