Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Number 400!!

(Drum roll, please...)

Here it is, my 400th post!

I was racking my brain, trying to come up with something witty, something to make you laugh, or heck, something to make you cry (seems I'm pretty good at that, too; I am the queen of sap).

But when I try to write a post like that on purpose, the words just won't come.

Instead, I'm having a contest.

It's my 400th post Heather's favorite summer things contest.

I'm gonna pick two winners. On Friday. No special rules, just leave a comment about your favorite thing about summer, and I'll use the random integer thing to pick two lucky people.

What will you win?

Well, I love The Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. And I love Target, especially Target gift cards. OPI nailpolish in bright colors. Rain gum by Extra. Yankee candles in summer fragrances. Starbucks coffee. Shopping at Kohl's. Making handmade cards with pretty new paper from Hobby Lobby.

Get the idea?

Here's to 400 more!


Cammie said...

Yeah Heather!!!! Congrats on 400!!! That is awesome!!

My favorite thing about summer.....the SMELL of my kids....they smell like sunshine from now until fall....that scent of sunscreen mixed with pool water or better yet OCEAN!

Kristen said...


My favorite thing about summer is seeing all the pretty flowers in bloom, smelling food as it cooks on the grill, and getting to spend time with family and friends!

The Wife O Riley said...

Congrats on 400!!!

My favorite thing about summer is putting sticky kids in bed when they just collapse from an exhausting fun-filled family day.

I also like that I don't look as pastey in the summer.

Rebecca Jo said...

400! Good going!!! Big congrats!

my favorite summer stuff:
Cool pools on hot days
Day light skies until late in the evening
Smell of BBQ's
Flowers blooming

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

You go girl!! Congrats on 400!!

My favorite thing about summer...
-being off work for 2 months
-backyard BBQ's with family & friends
-fresh fruit
-fresh veggies from my garden
-going to the farmers market and eating lunch by the river
-late nights...especially when John & I lay a blanket down and just look up at the stars.
-being tan (tan fat don't jiggle!)
-getting to drive up and see my girls when ever I want to!!

I can go on and on! I love summer!!! It makes me happy!

mommy4life said...


Wow! I love unscheduled free time and spontanaeity that summer brings!

Lots of my favorites line up with yours!!! ;-)

Kori said...

Whooo HOOO Yay for 400!

Favorite things about summer... um... spending time with family, cookouts, watermelon and ICE CREAM on a cone!

"The Queen in Residence" said...

Wow can you believe that 400 came so fast? Congrats to you!!!!

I am posting but know that I will not win, I never do, I have just learned to accept it.

My most favorite thing about summer is laying on the grass watching the clouds drift by with my kids and laughing about the funny things they see in the clouds. It is the distant sound of the ice cream man that even makes my mouth hungry for an ice cream delight. It is sleeping with the windows open, a cool breeze on your skin and the knowledge that tomorrow you get to do it all over again, no time table just living, exploring and remembering what summer is all about.

CaraBee said...

Congrats on 400!

My favorite thing about summer is sitting on the back porch as the sun goes down and listening to the waa-waa-waa of the crickets or cicadas or whatever they are and watching the lightening bugs dodging around the yard. It's a magical time of day.

Jen said...

I am so glad that you have made it to 400 and I can't wait to read the next 400!

Jenny and the Princess Peonies said...

OMG 400!!! I'm out of the blog loop a week and you get to 400??? How did that happen??? Anyhooo congrats on 400!

I'm gonna be honest and say my favorite thing about summer is that there is no SNOW!!!! And everything that goes along with it.

My second fave thing is the longer sunny days.

The Blonde Duck said...

Congrats from a fellow SITSta! I like swimming, the fireflies, barbecuing and late night drives!

Melissa said...

Woohoo!!! You should've taken the day off from chores and made it a holiday! No one should have to clean toilets on such a special day!

cklenk said...

Great Job Heather! I love reading your blogs, it makes me feel close to you since we live so far away, for now anyway. I loved summer when your dad and I would sit outside and just talk. And of course air conditioning! Love, Mom

Heather said...

Congratulations on 400 posts!!! There's a flavor of gum called Rain?

Betty said...

Congrats to your 400th post! I have been reading your blog for a little while now and wanted to wish you well and 400 more! :)
Summer in Paraguay is totally different from your summer. For us it´s the rainy season and that is what I love. After 8 months of winter drought I love it when it finally starts to rain in the summer! :)
It´s ok if you don´t send your giveaway internationally. Just want to congratulate you!

Katy said...

CONGRATULATIONS LOVELY HEATHER!! 400th posts gezzz!! Your like an elder of the blogworld!

Not sure if your giveaway is open to the world but the things i love about summer ()very hard to think off when i am cold!) are heat (yes, im really cold), warm evenings sitting in the backyard having a BBQ and going fishing..

Lula! said...

400? Wow. Time flies...so glad I've been around for the past year...wonder how many posts that's been???

What do I love?

Boom Boom Pow. Lacey and I have a whole car routine to this song...we'll teach you next month.

OK...I love...

Fresh tomatoes
Shrimp & Grits
listening to Motown hits
Hilton Head Island
a good beach read
Visitors from Ohio...

Shannon said...

Wow... 400! Congrats!

I just mentioned to Kat I need to read these Outlander books... with the way you both have been going on about them and all...

What I love about summer...sleeping in (when my girls let me)... flip-flops... swimming in the pool...

TattooedMinivanMom said...

Holy bageezers! Really?! 400?

You got some writins in you huh?

What I love about summer, hmmmm, definitely having my kids home. And playing in the sun with them all day until we pass out on the couch together. To watch a movie. That we all like. Thankfully my daughter likes movies like Twilight and Legally Blond. And my son doesn't care as long as I "tickle back" while we watch.

heathersister said...

Boom Boom Pal! Wow I am impressed even if it is the clean version. Lulu's influence on you!?

"The Queen in Residence" said...

So I am back to comment, I am not sure it works like that but I wanted to make sure that you knew that I was watching this post and hoping that you will pick me......

Jane In The Jungle said...


Summer favorite...No School...pool...reading...
late days...No School!!!!!!!

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

400?! You rock! Well, Chicka, here's what I love about summer...
Bon-Fires, sleeping late, bike rides, sitting on the porch swing, reading, open windows and warm breezes, the sound of kids playing outside, pedicures, shopping outdoors, flea markets, and long rides on Harley's.
Now, Friday is MY birthday, so I'm thinkin ya just gotta pick me. : )

Kat said...

Congrats! I think I would be at 400 now too if I hadn't been along for the braincation ride...

What do I love about summer?

*Happy Hour at Sonic
*Reading my book at the pool while the kids play. (You need to read the Dark Lover series!! JR Ward)

And as quickly as it begins...I long for August 10th...

Lacey said...

Boom Boom Pow! YES! Leigh Anne is right we do have a routine!!!! You get to learn it very soon!

My favorite thing about summer...
Myrtle Beach and all of its skankiness:(such as)
1. Old people on the beach in thongs (makes me laugh just saying it)
2. "Can't touch this" T-shirts in every storefront window
3. Old time-y pictures... admit it we all have had at least one done!
4. My children saying "look at this!" (while on the beach) NO PUT IT DOWN ITS A CIGARETTE BUTT!
5. And last but not least CRABLEGS!!!

You know it had to be a bit funny coming from me... hope I win!