Monday, July 21, 2014

Thoughtful Presence Giveaway: Take a Break with our Summer Spa Gift Set

It's the latter half. You're wondering why the summer goes so fast. You're wishing vacation was still ahead of you instead of behind. And you're starting to seriously think about back-to-school. Well, folks, this is it: the dog days of summer.

But rather than feeling anxious that September will come too fast, or dwelling on the fact that summer is too short, take a break. Relax. Renew your spirit. Make a list of 10 summer things you can still accomplish before Labor Day. Then schedule them, so they don't slip by undone.

For me, July and August are spent planning for the rest of the year, especially Christmas. And boy if that doesn't rush things along! But I still take time to water my garden, plan a picnic, and squeeze in one more camping trip.

And to help you along with your dog days relaxation, we're giving away a summer spa gift set, perfect for gifting yourself or someone else if the occasion fits.


And tell us in the comments what is one thing you've yet to accomplish between now and Labor Day?


Have a happy day!

98 comments:

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    1. Thanks Geeth. I'm sure this one is shared by many!

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  2. Thank you for the chance to enter!

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    1. You're welcome Carol. Good Luck and thanks for joining!

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  3. One thing I want to accomplish is to ride my bike for 20 miles!

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    1. Natalie, I just did my first 24 mile ride last weekend. Go for it!

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  4. All I wish to do is to make it there.thanks for reminding me.

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    1. Good luck Anita, and thanks for joining!

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  5. I want my fiance' to actually take a vacation this year and go to the beach like we have been talking about!We both need to relax!

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    1. Great idea and it sounds like you need it. Good luck!

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  6. I want to get my preserves pantry built,

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    1. Kim, I'm intrigued. What a great idea! If you get it built, take pictures and send to me. I'd love to do a blog post on it. mbabiez@gmail.com

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    1. I love painting projects. They're a lot of work but worth the effort! Good luck!

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    1. Great goal Louise! That one is always on my list too!

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  9. I want to get the yard in complete order by Labor Day. I want to have the most perfect yard ever.

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    1. Marnie, good luck! It takes a lot of work but also well worth the effort! Thanks for joining.

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    1. Good luck Sara! This is a common goal I'm sure! Thanks for joining.

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    1. Jeanne, good luck. If you're house hunting, don't get too stressed out. Keep looking until you find just what you're looking for. Thanks for joining.

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    1. Good luck Ashley, and thanks for joining!

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  13. Thank you for the giveaway!

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    1. You're welcome and thanks for joining. Good luck!

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  14. I just want to enjoy the rest of the summer.

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    1. Sounds great Christine! Thanks for joining.

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  15. Get my garden in better shape!

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    1. Enjoy your time in the garden. I love hearing from so many gardeners. Thanks for joining.

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  16. I want to get in my couple of weeks with my granddaughters 900 miles away!

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    1. I hope you get there Kay! Thanks for joining.

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  17. I would love to accomplish finishing all the books I have started to read but life got in the way so since things are settling down some I think I can accomplish this.

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    1. Pam, I can totally relate! Thanks for sharing, and for joining our contest!

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  18. Absolutely awesome! I would be so proud if I could do something like this!!!!.Spa davie

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    1. Thanks for joining Angela! Good luck!

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  19. We want to finish outside landscaping.

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    1. Hopefully you have good weather for it Jeanne! Thanks for joining.

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  20. I just want to get my house cleaned and organized. Everything is so difficult when you aren't 100% health wise.

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    1. Good luck, that can be tough, but go easy on yourself. Just do as best you can.

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  21. I would like to get my yard in order!

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    1. Hopefully you can set aside the time for it and get it done. Good luck Susan!

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  22. I want to finish moving. We have so much stuff!!! Rita Spratlen

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    1. I think you don't realize how much you have until you have to pack it for a move. I know the feeling! Thanks Rita!

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  23. My one thing to accomplish is taking my grandkids on a picnic. They have been asking to go on one.

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    1. Enjoy your time with them Donna! Thanks for joining.

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  24. I want to get our deck painted and our bathroom done

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    1. Good luck with it Cathy. We have deck work too! I'm not sure we'll make it by Labor Day, but we'll be close. Thanks for joining!

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  25. I have a brain tumor that will have surgery before Labor Day so want it to be a success.

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    1. The very best of luck to you. Stay positive! Thanks for sharing.

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  26. I just want to get my things moved to my new home.

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    1. Good luck Amanda. I hope your move goes smoothly!

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    1. I hope you get to see her. Good luck and thanks for joining.

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  28. Relax and relax and relax...

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    1. I'm guessing you much need the relaxation :) Thanks for joining and good luck!

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  29. Do more creative projects..the bag is beautiful. thanks so much for the chance!

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    1. Always on my list too! Good luck and thanks for joining.

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  30. to do more creative things..thanks so much
    ps love the bag it looks awesome

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    1. I'm with you on doing more creative things. My list is ongoing. Good luck and thanks for joining!

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  31. Take my son to college

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    1. Barbara, I hope the transition goes well. Thanks for joining.

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  32. Joining the YMCA with the family.

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  33. We're going to the San Juan Islands and taking our granddaughter. So we're doing exactly what I want to do before summer's over. :)

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  34. I need to go through my closets and take some items to a thrift store where the proceeds go to charity.

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  35. Getting house cleaned before fall.

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    1. Oh yes, that's always a must. Good luck and thanks for joining Mary!

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  36. Lose weight and tone up while increasing my endurance for being on my feet for a longer period of time.

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    1. Robyn, that's a very focused goal. Good luck!

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  37. Trip to Orlando.

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  38. I want to keep my garden in great shape

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    1. Hi Susie! I'm happy to see so many gardeners out there! Enjoy and good luck!

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  39. Get the school shopping done
    marci-lyn@hotmail.com

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    1. That's a must. Good luck and thanks for joining!

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  40. I would love to go on another fishing trip!

    annemarie562000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. I'm with you Annemarie. Always great to get another trip in before the end of summer. Thanks!

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  41. I want to clean out my closets and swap out my Summer clothes for Fall clothes.

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    1. Susan, you're an early bird! I don't usually get to this task until October! But it takes me days to complete while my husband finishes his in an hour! Thanks and good luck!

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  42. I want to complete all my routine medical wellness appointments, hand surgery and biopsy as well as updating my bathroom.

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    1. Lorina, these are all good to get done! Good luck, especially with the surgery! Thanks for joining us.

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  43. I want to find me a new job by labor day

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    1. Best of luck to you Karen. I hope you find just what you're looking for. Thanks for joining.

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  44. I want to get all my rugs shampooed and hopefully get a new deck on b4 winter.

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    1. Good luck Kate! We're working on a new deck as well. Thanks for sharing.

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  45. I want to increase my stamina for an upcoming trip to Alaska.

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    1. Good luck and stay with it! What an awesome trip it will be! Thanks for joining.

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  46. Take my girls for one last trip to the beach!

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  47. I still hope to get to the beach at least once!
    via Rhonda W G.

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