Wednesday, June 6, 2012

June Favorites {Give-Away}

Tomatoes, potatoes, and green beans, oh my! This month, we have been doing lots of work in the garden, getting good and dirty while tending our summer crops. I present a few of my favorite garden-themed things for June:


1.  favorite source for things to add to my garden wishlist:  Agrarian by Williams-Sonoma
Heirloom seed packets, beautifully crafted garden tools, bee-keeping supplies, sweet canning jars, DIY raised bed kits--that's only a fraction of the gorgeous goods being offered in this new line of farm and garden wares from everyone's favorite kitchen store. {photo from williams-sonoma.com}

2.  favorite whimsical way to remind myself of what I planted where:  adorable chalkboard garden markers from Candy Stripe Cloud
This Sydney, Australia-based company makes sweet, laser-cut chalkboard garden signs shaped like cupcakes, a tea set, squirrels, bunnies, a hen and her chicks, hedgehogs, apples, pears, snails, owls, speech bubbles, clouds, birds, flowers...I really couldn't even decide which one to include a picture of because they're all so cute! Some designs available on Etsy, lots more on their website. {photo from Candy Stripe Cloud on Etsy}

3.  favorite thing to throw in my purse for my next trip to the grocery store:  reusable shopping bag that folds into a strawberry
I want to be good, I really do.  But I just can't remember to take my enormous collection of reusable grocery bags to the store with me.  I either leave them in the car or the garage--once I even left them in the grocery cart and forgot about them until the checker had bagged all my groceries in plastic! But with this super cute bag in the bottom of my purse, I'll at least have one bag with me at all times! I got mine at World Market, but these ones available on Amazon are very similar. {photo from amazon.com}

4.  favorite way to share recipes for those delicious summer dishes:  vintage vegetable recipe cards from the dollar basket at Michael's
When I spotted these on a recent shopping trip, I couldn't help myself from tossing half a dozen in my cart. Look out friends; I might have a pack with your name on it!

5.  favorite way to enjoy the garden's bounty this summer:  Ratatouille
We were first introduced to this mouth-watering recipe by our friends Marcelle and Dave at dinner club a few summers ago. It became an instant family favorite, and we find ourselves craving it all summer. It is hands-down my favorite way to eat summer garden vegetables.

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The June give-away is now closed and the winner has been contacted.  Thanks to everyone who participated!
This month, I'm giving away a reusable strawberry tote and two sets of vintage vegetable recipe cards. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post. Please, please, please include your email address if it isn't easy to find through your Blogger profile. Despite what you've heard, I'm NOT a mind-reader and need to know how to contact you if you win. The give-away will be open for 1 week; I'll choose a winner next Wednesday and notify you by email. Best of luck everyone, and thanks for reading!!
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22 comments:

  1. Those strawberry totes are adorable! I want one! I have a really hard time remembering to actually take my reusable bags into the grocery store with me! lol

    brittney.corey@gmail.com

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  2. Cute! I love the idea of the grocery bags that fit so nicely in your purse!

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  3. jayautumn@comcast.netJune 6, 2012 at 2:27 PM

    The vintage recipe cards are quite a find. I would love to win. Thank you for the opportunity! Autumn (jayautumn@comcast.net)

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  4. Thanks for having this give away! (corysangel@hotmail.com)

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  5. Very cute recipe cards. And what a great idea for the reusable bags.

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  6. I like to clip my reusable totes to the outside of my purse when I go shopping it's seems to be the only way I can remember...the strawberries are so darn cute!
    {bekaromer@gmail.com)

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  7. The strawberry bags are too cute, and I could always use recipe cards! keshakeke@aol.com

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  8. Those strawberry totes are adorable. Thanks for the chance to win! shmegan02@hotmail.com

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  9. cateskitchen@gmail.com loves the strawberry bags. My reusable bags are in great shape, I almost always forget to bring them into the store, lol.

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  10. What a great idea - I carry lots of bags in my trunk, but like hte idea of one that's small enough to through into a purse!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  11. Hello, friend!

    I am smiling to think that you have enjoyed ratatouille so much! We love it, too and I smile whenever I think of that gorgeous dinner party--it was so much fun. I'm glad it figures so largely in to your summer-loves.

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  12. All are so fun! I am going to try this ratatouille recipe ASAP, another one i've tried uses eggplant instead of potatoes, but I favor potatoes to eggplant.

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  13. I saw those cards at Michael's! Great give-away idea. Kristy V. (nickels05 @ gmail) PS-I love your new blog design.

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  14. great giveaway! deannab1@hotmail.com

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  15. Hello! I would love to win! Love your blog!

    aboyerdesign@comcast.net

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  16. I love those strawberry bags. So cute and easy to carry!
    christy.winget@gmail.

    Ps. I just found your blog and am making a list of things to make..can't wait!

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  17. William Sonoma's my new fav...gaudethd@gmail.com

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  18. SO cute! Also, that seafood boil looks so yummy! like the low-country boils we had when I lived in Charleston,SC.

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  19. I really miss recipe cards! Seems like no one uses them nowadays, but these are very cute! (tammyimel@gmail.com)

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  20. I really miss recipe cards, seems like not many people use them nowadays! These are very cute! (tammyimel@gmail.com)

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  21. all of them are so cute! love it!

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