KitchenAid Stand Mixer in Ice Blue {giveaway}

kitchenaid stand mixer ice blue

The entry period for this giveaway is closed as of Wednesday June 27, but please don’t let that stop you from leaving a comment about what you plan to do this Summer of Love!

I’m giving away this KitchenAid Stand Mixer…

No sponsor. No advertising contract with anyone. And I’m sure there are more than a few ways to spin this into thundering! Hordes! Of website traffic! But that’s not it for this little blog, either. I just love the stand mixer that I received as a gift for my birthday one year (in baby pink!), I love this summery color, ice blue, and I love the eight of you who still read my blog (oh, only seven now? That sure improves your chance of winning!)

More on summer, love, and small kitchen appliances later, but for now, let’s just give this thing away.

To Enter this KitchenAid Stand Mixer Giveaway:

To enter the giveaway, just answer this question in the comments section below:

“What are you going to do this summer of love?”

(Don’t worry about composing a deep and thoughtful answer. For the contest, it actually doesn’t matter what you say since the winner will be chosen in a random drawing from the comments. But for me, it always matters what you say, so know that whatever you write, I will love and cherish and read it.)

You have until… oh, I don’t know, I guess next Wednesday, June 27.

Some fine print: 1) Please enter only once. If you enter more than once, I will just delete all your comments and then you won’t be entered anymore 2) Everyone is welcome to enter, yes, even those internationally. However, if you are outside the US and win, you have to provide me with a US mailing address to ship. The mixer is very heavy and it will be way too expensive for me to send it overseas! (Probably cost more than the mixer itself!)

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{ 2810 comments… read them below or add one }

1 sara June 21, 2012 at 10:23 am

Hmmm… try to win a KitchenAid?  :P

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2 Judykimchang June 21, 2012 at 10:25 am

chillaxing!

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3 Cupcake June 21, 2012 at 10:26 am

 I’ve never seen that color before. It’s just GORGEOUS!! I will be spending this summer exploring SF with my stomach and basking in the sun (or bay area gloom)-I recently relocated to Norcal. Your blog is my fav!

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4 Kim June 21, 2012 at 10:26 am

Work work work :(

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5 melissa June 21, 2012 at 10:27 am

spend it outdoors!

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6 Alicia June 21, 2012 at 10:27 am

new job, new city, new apartment!

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7 Dctolli June 21, 2012 at 10:27 am

Making a lot of fresh pressed juices with my new juicer. And lots of picnics with friends.

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8 Ali Strunka June 21, 2012 at 10:28 am

This summer of love I’ll be doing anything I want b/c I’m finally done with school! WOO HOO!

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9 Gourmetpigs June 21, 2012 at 10:28 am

I wish I could say I will be traveling, lounging on the beach every weekend – but I’ll mostly be working still! But planning to eat. A lot. And trying to burn it off, you know, for that one day this summer that I might make it to the beach.

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10 Julia June 21, 2012 at 10:29 am

I plan on making oodles of ice cream.  And eating it.  

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11 Chow Noir June 21, 2012 at 10:29 am

Buy a sausage grinder attachment for a hopefully newly acquired Kitchenaid and make my own sausages

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12 Leyna June 21, 2012 at 10:30 am

I’m going to wear big floppy sun hats and make mojitos with fresh mint!

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13 DiggingDogFarm June 21, 2012 at 10:31 am

Cook and Garden.

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14 Allison June 21, 2012 at 10:31 am

I’m moving to Los Angeles with my love.

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15 jen June 21, 2012 at 10:31 am

going to the lake!

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16 Julie {Bananas for Bourbon} June 21, 2012 at 10:32 am

 Partying like I’m not pregnant! Cuz I’m not. Just in case you thought I was being irresponsible.

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17 Ande B June 21, 2012 at 10:32 am

For the summer of love I plan on focusing on my new business.

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18 Diane June 21, 2012 at 10:32 am

As usual, spending too much time drooling over food porn on-line and reading your fabulously funny blog that I just recently discovered.  You crack me up!

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19 Karina June 21, 2012 at 10:33 am

fill it with live music!

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20 Lala June 21, 2012 at 10:33 am

Spending the hot Austin summer close to/in bodies of water! 

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21 jozjozjoz June 21, 2012 at 10:34 am

Duh… I’ll be baking with my brand new ice blue stand mixer… ;P

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22 Amy @ The Nifty Foodie June 21, 2012 at 10:34 am

Eventually taking a trip to San Diego this summer, but other than that, just enjoying the yummy in-season fruits and veggies! :-P

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23 Kerry Patrick June 21, 2012 at 10:34 am

I’ve been on a European culinary tour all summer. Last month was Spain, this month is Italy and next month is France. Then…back to the US :(

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24 robocco June 21, 2012 at 10:35 am

This summer really is a summer of love for me as I will be giving birth to our baby which is due in August. We’re already excited how the baby will look like and how our perspectives will change as parents.
Nevertheless I do wish everyone a very special summer with memorable moments.

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25 Whitneyhl June 21, 2012 at 10:38 am

eat my way through Vermont!

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26 Tracy June 21, 2012 at 10:42 am

I’m going rowing! 

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27 Beeba's Mom June 21, 2012 at 10:43 am

Looking forward to annual family vacation and homage to summer–super soaker water fight, homemade ice cream (hand cranked, of course), Hawaiian shirts, and lots of food, family, friends and fun

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28 Mollie Garnes June 21, 2012 at 10:45 am

We’re eating of course ;) Lots of Thai food, fishing trips, swimming in the pool, and trips to local farmer’s markets. In August, we’ll hit the sleepy little town of Marblehead for lobster, sailing, and family reunions.

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29 Elizabeth Kim June 21, 2012 at 10:47 am

this summer of looooove i am going to fatten up my boyfriend for the kill. jk, just fatten him up with the yummies i make with this mixer! NEED!

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30 Jess June 21, 2012 at 10:47 am

Trying out the new smoker and hanging out by the pool, drink in hand.

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31 Amy June 21, 2012 at 10:47 am

Find a job, exercise consistently, cook/bake a few times a week and doing lotsa lotsa fun stuff!

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32 eliotphillips June 21, 2012 at 10:49 am

I’m planning on celebrating the traditional Summer of Sarah. Happy Birthday!

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33 nick stagliano June 21, 2012 at 10:49 am

east-coast exploring!

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34 Denise M June 21, 2012 at 10:50 am

this summer we are taking my daughter on her first airplane trip to meet my husbands family

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35 Mma7 June 21, 2012 at 10:52 am

Traveling with the love of my life :) oh and procrastinating on my thesis at the same time!

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36 eizc June 21, 2012 at 10:53 am

Wishing I was in the same city as my boyfriend, but sending postcards with sweet messages instead.

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37 Adlf2000 June 21, 2012 at 10:56 am

Would love to do a few day trips upstate, hiking with my family, some water fueled fun, taking my 8 year old on an adventure to revisit our city as tourists seeing it for the first time.

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38 Liene June 21, 2012 at 10:56 am

Moving back to the US after living in France. Not very romantic to be leaving the country that invented love, but there you have it, the mixer would help me get over it. Thanks for the chance.

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39 Brandy Brotherton June 21, 2012 at 10:57 am

Funny you call it the summer of love.  I just started seeing someone :D  Maybe this one will the the one that works?/

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40 Mrs Grow June 21, 2012 at 11:02 am

im going to learn how to make the best gelato ever and throw an ice cream party!

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41 Cathy June 21, 2012 at 11:07 am

My summer of love will hopefully be spent with my #1 enemy, the gym!  And of course, eating lots of good stuff haha :)

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42 Craig Minami June 21, 2012 at 11:08 am

I am going to Chicago and eating

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43 Overworked Underfed June 21, 2012 at 11:10 am

I just bought a fancy ice cream maker so I’m gonna try to make the best salted caramel ice cream ever!!

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44 Bunny June 21, 2012 at 11:10 am

I’m ONE OF EIGHT? YES.
No, there are 40 comments. Sad.
But, this summer of LOVE, I might find a love… otherwise I’m going to go scuba diving in Seattle (HOLY COW) and cycle from Seattle to Portland.
Oh, and miss you, dear Miss Delicious… 

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45 Georgia The Comfort of Cooking June 21, 2012 at 11:10 am

A good mix of travel, relaxing, cooking and eating!

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46 Samantha_quinnell June 21, 2012 at 11:11 am

I am throwing my dad a surprise mad men themed 60th birthday party with all his old friends from the last 60 years in attendance! I cant wait!

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47 Katherine June 21, 2012 at 11:14 am

Hopefully go on vacation somewhere beachy :)

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48 Doah June 21, 2012 at 11:15 am

Sadly, there’ll be nothing lovable about my summer as I’ll be shackled to the ugly ball and chain known as bar exam prep. I guess one possible highlight of my summer can be making delicious treats with… an ICE BLUE KITCHENAID STAND MIXER!!! PIck me, pick me! :) P.S. – You’ll never have just eight readers, are you kidding me? 

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49 rikkisnyder June 21, 2012 at 11:15 am

This summer is going to be full of traveling and picture taking for me and of course enjoying the beautiful weather at the beach! [:

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50 Lao1430 June 21, 2012 at 11:16 am

My summer of love is all about enjoying my first grandchild. Her name is Cecillia Parker Isaac and she is beyond beautiful! She arrived on May 23, 2012 at 6:45pm and has had us all in her spell ever since. I lost my Mother this past March. Now without both my parents alive, the only healing that I have had is because this “angel Baby” is in my life. In the passing of one life, another begins. It really makes you in awe about “life”. I would LOVE to win this for Cecilla to use together one day. I look so forward to being in the kitchen with her just like I did with my Mom so many times with so many invaluable memories.

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51 jeneno June 21, 2012 at 11:19 am

Make this “simple summer peach cake recipe” weekly until there are no more peaches in season (http://peceecha.notlong.com ) and continue to grow a water dragon baby girl in my “belly” with love (and peaches).

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52 Bad Home Cook June 21, 2012 at 11:20 am

OH All right. This Summer of Love? Being single for the first time in my adult life, and learning to love myself first.
It sure would be more fun if I had a cool ice-blue Kitchen-Aid….

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53 rooth June 21, 2012 at 11:21 am

This giveaway is awesome!  This summer I’m going on a mancation – I need a break a real break for my own sanity as well as everyone else’s around me

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54 Toots June 21, 2012 at 11:24 am

I plan on grilling nightly, spending a lot of time at the beach, and then taking my mom to Ireland for her 60th!

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55 Darleene Powells June 21, 2012 at 11:24 am

Plan all sorts of fun stuff to do with my two love muffins (my toddler and 10 month old).

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56 TheSlowRoastedItalian June 21, 2012 at 11:25 am

Well living in the desert I am sure we will spend a lot of time indoors, cooking, baking and occupying ourselves in other ways… 

Happy Birthday Sarah!

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57 Cayla Gallagher June 21, 2012 at 11:26 am

This summer of love I’m moving to Australia to be with the love of my life <3

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58 Tiffany June 21, 2012 at 11:28 am

Lots of beach time in Santa Cruz and conjuring up recipes for homemade dog biscuits.

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59 Maggie June 21, 2012 at 11:28 am

continue setting up a home with my (relatively) new husband. it feels so good :)

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60 lauren {the talking kitchen} June 21, 2012 at 11:28 am

Drive up to Northern California… enjoy the sights, the food, and my hubby.

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61 Tweebh June 21, 2012 at 11:29 am

Spend a fun filled summer with my sons :)

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62 Jaince Bissex June 21, 2012 at 11:29 am

I’ll be renovating my kitchen this summer so this new mixer would be great!

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63 YNO June 21, 2012 at 11:29 am

Eat good food and drink wine

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64 Tori Tsu June 21, 2012 at 11:30 am

I am going to NY to spend a blissful 12 days eating around the city (and hanging with my man). The rest of the summer will be filled with my city (SF) and all my wonderful friends.

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65 Sharon Meged June 21, 2012 at 11:31 am

Blue is my favorite color, and I’m a little obsessed with cooking…so this giveaway is just perfect! As for this summer, I am starting a new job! I moved to DC a few years ago for my Master’s degree, and I just landed a position here to will help teenagers abroad learn English – woohoo! If I win this giveaway, this summer will also include a ton of experimenting – I love to cook big savory dishes (a blog is in the works!) but I have yet to explore the baking world. I have mastered baklava though, which I am quite proud of! Thanks for putting this giveaway together! 

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66 Jane June 21, 2012 at 11:31 am

Zion Canyon and the Narrows hike.

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67 Natasha H. June 21, 2012 at 11:31 am

Camping with our 10 month old and making lots of home made ice cream!!! Not at the same time of course.

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68 BourbonLvr June 21, 2012 at 11:32 am

I’ll be working (sad) and cooking (happy).

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69 Lo June 21, 2012 at 11:33 am

Lots of cooking and making my Limoncello…yum, yum,yum…..
Lo
myjourneymyfood.com

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70 Shannon June 21, 2012 at 11:33 am

Going on a dream vacation on a Turkish Gulet! Can’t wait to sample the Mediterranean cuisine!

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71 Linda Chung June 21, 2012 at 11:33 am

I’m planning a trip to Hawaii! Sunshine, beach and I’ll take those little umbrella cocktails!

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72 Kittyluong June 21, 2012 at 11:35 am

I will spend the summer planning my wedding!

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73 Maya June 21, 2012 at 11:36 am

This summer of love I am going to take swimming classes with my 2 year old! Fun and practical.

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74 Brianne June 21, 2012 at 11:36 am

Hopefully find love :)

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75 Volleybabe1 June 21, 2012 at 11:36 am

Since a vacation isn’t in the budget, I will probably try to find a pool and hang out with my honey.  Oh and cook some amazing food and loathe where it lands on my body.  Wobble wobble :)

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76 Abby Reisner June 21, 2012 at 11:37 am

I’m going to greece to do a language school, a cooking school, and to work on a farm for a couple weeks. so excited! 

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77 Sean June 21, 2012 at 11:38 am

Going to Spain, Croatia, and Italy, eating and drinking my way through each.

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78 Ck June 21, 2012 at 11:40 am

Attend my friend’s wedding in Seattle!

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79 dyoung June 21, 2012 at 11:40 am

Going to hop on a cruise, but haven’t decided a destination yet!

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80 D_mave82 June 21, 2012 at 11:40 am

Me and my hubby will be going to Rome for our first year wedding anniversary!

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81 Kat June 21, 2012 at 11:41 am

Sharing my love of Russian language with college students!

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82 Emma June 21, 2012 at 11:42 am

This summer of love I am going to grow some tomatoes and cook lots and lots of delicious meals at home.

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83 Dani H. June 21, 2012 at 11:42 am

Finally moving to the same city as my love after 2 1/2 years doing the long-distance thing! Ooh and also- finishing up my grad degree and starting a new job. We would love a beautiful mixer for our new apartment!! 

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84 Rfb5627 June 21, 2012 at 11:43 am

Spend it with the breeze and a book under my Grandmothers tree.

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85 Jessica Stearns June 21, 2012 at 11:44 am

I will be leaving my current job, starting school full time for social work, and packing my bags and moving in with my amazing boyfriend (and of course my kitty is coming along too!)

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86 Lenzie June 21, 2012 at 11:46 am

This summer I will be traveling to Spain and Portugal! And enjoying all of the delicious food and culture that those countries will bring :)
Besides that, I will be working and trying to enjoy the sun as much as possible!

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87 Krista June 21, 2012 at 11:46 am

I love that blue! I will be perfecting my popsicle making and trying not to turn to dust in the desert heat.  

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88 Jules Walter June 21, 2012 at 11:47 am

I’m going to try and win a Kitchen Aid as I lust after them but could never afford one **sobs**  but I fear that you won’t send it to me as I live in the U.K and you don’t.

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89 Evelyn June 21, 2012 at 11:48 am

I will be doing lots of cycling, running and baking!! 

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90 Kara June 21, 2012 at 11:48 am

This summer will be spent transforming the office/storage room into a nursery!! Baby #1 arrives late December or early January! We have a lot to do to get our house ready for a newborn.

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91 Mary Ann R. June 21, 2012 at 11:49 am

Eating healthier and taking care of my garden.

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92 Bertha Cherie June 21, 2012 at 11:50 am

I would do lots of traveling and also lots of baking! Thanks for the giveaway.

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93 Madelynu June 21, 2012 at 11:50 am

I will be spending as much time as possible with loved ones. Life is short. Enjoy it!

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94 SquirrelGirl June 21, 2012 at 11:51 am

This summer I will sit at barbecues and stare longingly at all the corn on the cob that I can’t eat. I’m really glad that I can finally afford braces, but this is a high price to pay.

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95 Gloria L. June 21, 2012 at 11:52 am

transforming myself into someone I want to be.

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96 Jenshats June 21, 2012 at 11:52 am

Lots of smooching, grilling, concerts in the park, pool days with the kids and general summer awesomeness.

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97 Stephanie Bunn June 21, 2012 at 11:53 am

HEY! Happy birthday, my fabulous food friend. I hope you get spoiled like crazy today. Actually, the entire week. I think the older we get, the more celebration time we require.
Anyway. Summer? Hanging with my awesome kid (who is NINE now, can you believe?), going to the drive-in, trying to garden on the front porch, & eating lots of seasonal foods.
Love ya lots & have a fantastic day.
Stephanie from Dispensing Happiness

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98 Hydrojenn June 21, 2012 at 11:56 am

My hubby and I will be spending three wonderful weeks in Italy…with the hope of a souvenir to make an appearance about 9 months later! :-) Also, I plan on taking a few more advanced cake decorating classes at the local specialty bakery store.

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99 frazgo June 21, 2012 at 11:56 am

Spending the summer visiting my daughter and her newly minted baby…my grandson as much as possible.  Teaching her to cook has been fun as she’s a fast learner.  She really needs a kitchenaid to complete her kitchen.

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100 dihuynh June 21, 2012 at 11:56 am

I’m learning skills that will help me in life =)

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101 Jessica June 21, 2012 at 11:57 am

I am in Colorado this summer for an internship! I am doing lots of hiking and exploring.

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102 Sue Pace June 21, 2012 at 11:58 am

Having fun with my family and cooking a great dinner every evening!
 

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103 Catie Russo June 21, 2012 at 11:58 am

We will be going on a vacation to Montana!

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104 Joan June 21, 2012 at 11:58 am

learning to cook. after spending 21 years in the same house, I’m moving away on my own in September for grad school! so excited but reluctant as well

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105 JennaBme June 21, 2012 at 11:59 am

I plan to spend quality time with my new kitten and watch how he interacts with my 6 year old, 18lb orange tiger cat.

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106 Hillary June 21, 2012 at 11:59 am

lots of time will be spent  in the sun – picnics, pools, beaches – and taking advantage of free time to go on weekend outings.

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107 Joshtai23 June 21, 2012 at 11:59 am

Relaxing and hanging out with friends until school starts

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108 Karen June 21, 2012 at 11:59 am

Waiting for the birth of my first grandchild.  Can’t wait.

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109 Katherine June 21, 2012 at 11:59 am

Spending lots of time with the family and getting a few weekend getaways in when I can!

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110 Kellie June 21, 2012 at 11:59 am

I’m going to ride my bike and go swimming in the sunshine!

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111 Lcorinecampion June 21, 2012 at 12:00 pm

This summer of love I’m celebrating my first summer as a resident of California and finding a great job, adopting a sweet puppy and cooking amazing summer produce!

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112 Shermainewaugh June 21, 2012 at 12:01 pm

I’m back at school this term, but doing an internship instead of taking classes, and will be spending the summer with my three best friends, cooking, grilling, and baking the days away. Best summer ever!

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113 Tracey June 21, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Spending the summer taking cooking classes & bbq’ing with my family. 

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114 Amy from Kid Cultivation June 21, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Happy Birthday! I’ll be trying to prevent my three kids from destroying the house or each other by keeping them busy in the kitchen.

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115 Jackilyn Punsal June 21, 2012 at 12:01 pm

I’m trying to be more social.  Lots of rooftop bars and dinners al fresco for me! 

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116 Ellen June 21, 2012 at 12:02 pm

save enough money to move away!

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117 Kaitlyn June 21, 2012 at 12:03 pm

I’ll be surrounding myself with people who make me happy and taking life as it comes!

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118 Kaitlin M June 21, 2012 at 12:03 pm

Unpacking, cleaning, and organizing the house I just moved into!

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119 Margaret June 21, 2012 at 12:03 pm

Hi Sarah! This Summer I’m trying to take long night time strolls with my boyfriend instead of plopping on the couch like we usually do. ;-) Thanks for hosting this giveaway. xo

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120 Bioticman1135 June 21, 2012 at 12:04 pm

this summer, im going to work on starting my career!! its been too long of a wait and given current situations surrounding me, im in need of a decent income from a good job.

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121 Molly June 21, 2012 at 12:04 pm

I will be working in the local food co-op kitchen and having way too many reading groups and dinner parties with friends. Oh, and trying to figure out the rest of my life…

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122 Bsaal June 21, 2012 at 12:05 pm

Spend more time with the people I love and care for.

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123 Maryam June 21, 2012 at 12:06 pm

Working and swimming and baking.

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124 Happy Go Marni June 21, 2012 at 12:06 pm

I plan to bake several pies with fresh fruit from the farmers market, figure out what to do with my hundreds of cherry tomatoes growing on my deck (because I just discovered I have a green thumb!!!), and see lots of free outdoor summer concerts. 

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125 Nikole Stever June 21, 2012 at 12:07 pm

enjoying the cleanliness of my kitchen (doubtful) with the ease of having a mixer going and being able to multitask during endless get togethers and cook outs!

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126 Rebeca June 21, 2012 at 12:08 pm

I’m moving to miami, and I’ll be starting my internship at a restaurant!! so happpy!!!

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127 vince001 June 21, 2012 at 12:08 pm

learning to cook and live a healthier lifestyle.

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128 ila Nguyen-Hayama June 21, 2012 at 12:08 pm

this summer i’m going to perfect the genoise!!! xoxo

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129 Amanda Robins June 21, 2012 at 12:09 pm

I’m finally going to visit mainland Europe and spend some quality time at the beach sipping fancy girly drinks.

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130 Colleen June 21, 2012 at 12:10 pm

This summer I am taking some classes for my restaurant management major that involve cooking for our restaurant’s lunch service so I can graduate college in 3 years and then go the culinary institute of america! I’m also finally baking my way through my bucket list of recipes which so far have ended up in some delicious croissants and macaroons!

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131 Robinvk June 21, 2012 at 12:12 pm

this summer I am happily reading the archives of your blog, now that I have discovered you!  :)

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132 Amsterjudy June 21, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Staying out of the sun.

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133 Emhoffman86 June 21, 2012 at 12:13 pm

Making ice cream with my new kitchenaid stand mixer and ice cream bowl attachment!

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134 Kathryn June 21, 2012 at 12:13 pm

This summer of love….I need to find a job I don’t hate!

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135 scribw June 21, 2012 at 12:13 pm

road trip to co

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136 Lgturby June 21, 2012 at 12:14 pm

I will be working in ministry at Berry College!

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137 Alexandra June 21, 2012 at 12:14 pm

This summer, I was actually hoping to get an internship at an hospital, but now I’ll travel through Europe with my boyfriend! :) And thank you for this amazing giveaway!!! xo

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138 Lena June 21, 2012 at 12:15 pm

My plans are to reorganize my life a bit but in the meantime I’m going to cook some delicious food from fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables, bake a few delicious cakes, make some lovely ice creams, and prepare a surprise party for my parents (50th wedding anniversary!).

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139 Culinary Vampire June 21, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Building up my cookie and ice cream business.  I needs to make enough orders so I can move to a commercial kitchen and make MORE orders.  My hope is to eventually quit my day job and make the cookie and ice cream business my day job.

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140 Chrisalvey June 21, 2012 at 12:16 pm

I’ll be making pizzas on the big green egg every day I can

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141 choiii June 21, 2012 at 12:16 pm

I will be traveling though SE Asia and Peru!

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142 Alyssa June 21, 2012 at 12:17 pm

I will be learning how to cook more healthy food

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143 P.A June 21, 2012 at 12:20 pm

I shall be working in a bakery in the sweltering Mass. heat and loving every second of it….well maybe every other minute of it.  :)

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144 Ashlie June 21, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Mostly workin hard for my money, but cooking/eating every free moment :)

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145 Rachel June 21, 2012 at 12:23 pm

i hope to be able to try more recipes on your blog and on tastespotting

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146 Olivia June 21, 2012 at 12:23 pm

making jewelry!

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147 Ella June 21, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Planning a wedding!

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148 Valerie Tate Williams June 21, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Keeping my head down and trying to survive this heat!  (Houston)

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149 Murfinator June 21, 2012 at 12:25 pm

I will be sweating in my non-air conditioned house. %^( And wishing I had A/C so I could bake more using a new Kitchen AId mixer!

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150 Sperpis June 21, 2012 at 12:26 pm

I am going to take time to work on my writing and focus on achieving my goals while still having fun. I live in Portland, Oregon where it rains ALL THE TIME so I am definitely going to take time to enjoy the sunshine while we have it! 

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151 Anjel June 21, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Cooking and eating my way through a whole lot of delicious recipes featured on this site! 

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152 Heather June 21, 2012 at 12:27 pm

Working, yardwork and new patio construction to keep me busy while I pine away for my husband who’s in pre-deployment training!

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153 Alana Folsom June 21, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Popsicles, poetry & pluots

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154 Fran Meadow June 21, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Grandkids, hiking, kayaking all of which I love, love, love.!

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155 G Mciver June 21, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Enjoying the sun, eating delicious food and spending time with the family

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156 Lauren P June 21, 2012 at 12:29 pm

Moving from Colorado to North Carolina with my boyfriend. Now that he is done with his PhD and we both have exciting jobs we are planning on cooking together!

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157 Justin Sarro June 21, 2012 at 12:30 pm

gunquit, Me

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158 claudia June 21, 2012 at 12:31 pm

another summer when always a bridesmaid, never a bride.

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159 Hanne Paulsen June 21, 2012 at 12:31 pm

I’m going to new york!

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160 Cyndi June 21, 2012 at 12:31 pm

Lovely question! In food–I am going to preserve roasted garlic, perfect my blueberry pie, and hopefully can as many tomatoes as humanly possible! I also want to have picnics all the time, and make sure I get to the beach! 

Thanks so much for your lovely blog. Your pictures are beautiful.

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161 davrm June 21, 2012 at 12:31 pm

I plan to enjoy as much sun as possible

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162 Jo June 21, 2012 at 12:31 pm

I’m going to the city of love! Paris!

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163 Lizweiss June 21, 2012 at 12:33 pm

Our family vacation is to Nantucket. Lots of great farm-fresh foods and plenty of seafood!

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164 Greg June 21, 2012 at 12:33 pm

Try and have as much fun as humanly possible. Eat, drink and be merry!

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165 AmandaLusky June 21, 2012 at 12:35 pm

I am working on my doctorate in philosophy and baking to keep sanity!

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166 Gina Davis June 21, 2012 at 12:35 pm

I’m going to celebrate my 45th birthday and my daughters 6th birthday by going to a water park in the morning, making an awesome dinner of “Birthday Pasta” , blow the candles out on a Gluten free cake, then catch the late showing of Brave and stuff my face with greasy movie theater popcorn!

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167 lleighton June 21, 2012 at 12:35 pm

Passing the Missouri bar.  Fingers crossed!!

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168 Laura @ An Uneducated Palate June 21, 2012 at 12:36 pm

I’m going to make homemade marshmallows in my lovely new kitchen aid stand mixer, then use them to build the perfect summer treat … s’mores!

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169 Ellen Panetto June 21, 2012 at 12:37 pm

Nothing different, really.  Running, swimming, reading, gardening, cooking, eating.  Doing as much of those things every day as possible :)

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170 ry June 21, 2012 at 12:39 pm

listen to a lot of marvin gaye

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171 RMJ June 21, 2012 at 12:39 pm

i plan to spend as much time with those people close to me as humanly possible.

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172 Judy 0 June 21, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Making moves! Going to start researching and recipe testing and talking to people in my goal to open my own food business. Exciting times ahead and hopefully a very productive and fruitful summer!

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173 Heather N. June 21, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Getting ready for a big road trip to Louisiana.

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174 Elena June 21, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Planning a baby shower and hanging out in the California sun!!

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175 melinda @cookingalamel June 21, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Lots of reading, hiking, camping, and anything outdoors I can!

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176 Catecando June 21, 2012 at 12:41 pm

I will be traveling as much as I can and getting my life in order. I want to focus on my art and finding a career. I want to be happy and at peace with what the future will bring me. Oh, and cuddling up to the boy with lots of tasty cocktails never hurts ;)

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177 Sydney June 21, 2012 at 12:41 pm

I’m am going to read everything, and bake everything and then some.

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178 Kentsavs June 21, 2012 at 12:41 pm

I’m going to celebrate my friend’s wedding, attend a conference, and prepare to become an aunt this fall

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179 maggie June 21, 2012 at 12:42 pm

enjoying the summer with friends and family

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180 Dan Kavouras June 21, 2012 at 12:42 pm

List of things to be done this summer: 1. Graduating law school, 2. Taking the bar exam, 3. Cross-country foodie road trip, 4. Move into a new apartment, 5. Fill the apartment with new cooking tools, 6. Enjoy. 

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181 JoJahng June 21, 2012 at 12:42 pm

ROAD TRIP! 

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182 Michael Lee June 21, 2012 at 12:43 pm

I am always going to read through the deliciouslife and hear what the player president has to say.  Also my wife and I are going to fly out to NY this summer to see my cousin getting married on top of the Tribeca skyway rooftop.   

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183 NC June 21, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Enjoying the sun, friends and family!

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184 Cody Slager June 21, 2012 at 12:44 pm

I’ll be cooking at Timpone’s Restaurant in Urbana, IL. I also hope to start bartending, because I just finished a course on it.

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185 dkitty520 June 21, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Food inspired road trip along the California coast! Then hopefully doing a lot of baking with my new standing mixer!!

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186 BethK June 21, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Study study study and then move. I have no kitchen stuff, so this mixer would be a great start!

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187 debra June 21, 2012 at 12:45 pm

I’m going to try and live a more delicious life. I’m already inspired regularly, now if I could just let the burger meet the pan more often!

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188 Joanhoang June 21, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Work (wah wahh) and enjoy my new apartment!

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189 K.Boyce June 21, 2012 at 12:46 pm

I’m going to LOVE going to the various Farmers Markets around Seattle. I can’t wait for raspberries!

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190 jaminator81 June 21, 2012 at 12:47 pm

I’m going to tend my garden and cook amazing fresh dishes

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191 Audrealjade June 21, 2012 at 12:47 pm

I am going to heal from thyroid disease and eat beautiful, refreshing, unprocessed foods to nourish my body and soul so that I can finally have energy to give back in this life and love my family and friends.

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192 Irenerd1 June 21, 2012 at 12:48 pm

I am going to love making as many ice cream recipes as possible :-)

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193 Aduong85 June 21, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Moving into our first house, making it our home, summer baking and cooking, celebrating my birthday with friends over for a bbq in our new home, enjoying the sun and the warmth. How about you?

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194 Mia Ryan June 21, 2012 at 12:49 pm

I’m going to move in with my two big sisters in our new apartment in London, and cook all the (literally) hundreds of recipes we’ve lined up to make together :) 

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195 Florence Lin June 21, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Interning at The Field Museum and hopefully doing a lot of cooking/baking with this beautiful machine :) 

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196 Clarissa June 21, 2012 at 12:50 pm

I’ll admit I was attracted to your blog by your giveaway on tastespotting, but I love your honesty and voice!  Hope you’re getting lots of quality matches on match, thanks for sharing! 

I’m looking forward to making tons of ice cream and frozen yogurt with my new ice cream maker!! 

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197 Taysha Riggs June 21, 2012 at 12:50 pm

I’m going to make treats that will take all fall to lose the weight from

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198 Bgcg09 June 21, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Im going to try and eat healthier and work out regularly! 

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199 Angel June 21, 2012 at 12:51 pm

I am starting my first job as a graduate!

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200 ceruleanthought June 21, 2012 at 12:51 pm

I’m going to try and get an internship somewhere and I’m still looking for a summer job. BUT in two days time I will be departing for a cruise in Alaska with my family! :D

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201 Maureen June 21, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Spend as much time with my kids doing fun stuff like playdates, beach excursions, tennis, etc.  Thanks!!

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202 Trace1 June 21, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Work in my garden and process the harvest.

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203 April June 21, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Spending time with friends and family and doing some fixup in house.

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204 Natalie June 21, 2012 at 12:53 pm

In roughly 7.5 days, not that I’m counting or anything, I’ll have one full week off of work in which I fully intend on sleeping in past my 6am alarm, spending a few days jet-skiing in MI where I’ll hopefully turn a lovely shade of bronze & eat lots of grilled food. I also just stocked up on Wilton goodies so I plan on baking lots of pretty cupcakes and beer bread!

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205 Andrew Arra June 21, 2012 at 12:54 pm

Actually, I’m getting married to my best friend I’ve known since 7th grade Sept 29th @ Bald Head Island. We actually are requesting a KitchenAid mixer!

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206 Tiffany June 21, 2012 at 12:55 pm

I’ve already had an amazing summer!  Just got back from Orlando where I was able to go to Universal and see Harry Potter Land, as well as cruise on over to the Bahamas with my lovely bf =).  I also plan on picking up baking and cooking as my new hobby, and this will make an awesome addition and such a beautiful color!

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207 Anbuxton June 21, 2012 at 12:55 pm

I’m volunteering at a music festival – 4 days in the woods! I’m terrified, but hoping to have a great time and meet lovely new friends 

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208 Colette June 21, 2012 at 12:56 pm

I’m going to spend time with friends visiting from Ireland and make salted butter caramel icecream!

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209 Melanie June 21, 2012 at 12:57 pm

spending the summer in Mississippi (originally from Canada) with my boyfriend :)

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210 Krystal June 21, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Wine tasting, river rafting, a couple weddings, and simply relaxing (hopefully!) LOVE THAT COLOR!!!

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211 Lamberson4543 June 21, 2012 at 12:58 pm

This summer I’m enjoying a new camper, traveling the western U.S. with my husband.

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212 Hallie Himmelreich June 21, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Headed to Minnesota in a week to visit friends I met while studying abroad in Ireland..and making as much cheesecake as possible.

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213 Steph B June 21, 2012 at 12:59 pm

I am going to spend the summer getting my food blog off the ground before starting my third year of law school in the fall! Hopefully I can break in a new mixer and take some beautiful blog shots!!

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214 jmbj June 21, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Working my way through the momofuku milk cookbook and hitting the gym to work it off!

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215 Carrie June 21, 2012 at 1:00 pm

After a few months of a not great breakup, that left me displaced in a terrible basement apartment… I’m baking and cooking again….

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216 Thosethoughts June 21, 2012 at 1:00 pm

I’m going to make a plan and actually follow it.

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217 Natanya June 21, 2012 at 1:01 pm

I’ve spent this summer cooking a new dish every day! Lots of new ideas from the local farmers’ market!

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218 Charlene Straw June 21, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Sadly, I don’t have huge plans for the summer. I’ve recently moved to Santa Cruz, CA. So I’m pretty short on cash. But hopefully some friends will visit and I’ll hang out at the beach a lot. 

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219 bellyup June 21, 2012 at 1:02 pm

I’m going to make lots and lots of ice cream to survive 90 degree days in my un-air-conditioned upstairs apartment :)

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220 Firsmtatelin June 21, 2012 at 1:02 pm

I am going to spend my summer enjoying New England before moving to Iowa! 

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221 Kim June 21, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Spending my summer of love with a new gentleman friend in Lake Tahoe.  One of the most romantic places ever!

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222 Charlotte June 21, 2012 at 1:03 pm

I’m going to try a new sweet and a new savory recipe every week!

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223 Quentin Lo June 21, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Make amazing baked goods with the mixxxer!!!

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224 Honeypunches June 21, 2012 at 1:03 pm

I’m going to move (and change my life…for the better I hope)!

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225 Avryan2391 June 21, 2012 at 1:04 pm

I am going to be lazy for the first summer in what feels like forever. 

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226 Randi in canada June 21, 2012 at 1:04 pm

trying to get my kitchen floor installed that’s still sitting in my living room.

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227 Marilee June 21, 2012 at 1:04 pm

Make ice cream, of course! ^_^
 

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228 Vik_baa June 21, 2012 at 1:04 pm

Watching my beautiful toddler grow up day by day and making most of each moment 

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229 LegallyBroke June 21, 2012 at 1:05 pm

I am working as a public interest intern for a nonprofit social justice law firm. 

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230 Lalitha June 21, 2012 at 1:05 pm

Honestly? I’m going to start doing all the things I’ve never had the guts to do before. =)

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231 Jennifer June 21, 2012 at 1:05 pm

I’m going to shower my 4 month shih tzu puppy with so much love he’ll want to throw up. And hopefully meet someone whilst walking him. Duh, the MAIN reason why I got him.

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232 Mary Rush June 21, 2012 at 1:07 pm

I am going to a fabulous restaraunt in the British Virgin Islands for my Birthday!
And, maybe sailing.

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233 Pookey June 21, 2012 at 1:08 pm

I’m going to run a 10k as fast as my not so little feet will carry me, chill with my hubby, visit with friends and generally enjoy life as we know it.  

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234 Stella :) June 21, 2012 at 1:09 pm

I’m probably going to a greek island, maybe Ios or Kos.  :) (even thoough I’m Greek, they never end:P)
Ok, maybe I will make some desserts too :P :P :PP.S.:I hope this giveaway is not only for  US people, but for everyone :/

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235 Lillie Mae Stone June 21, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Graduate school classes and baking.

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236 KaitlinZ June 21, 2012 at 1:10 pm

My summer plans include experimenting in the kitchen.  There are TOO many options at farmers markets during the summer and I go crazy.  I’ll go on vacation when it’s a little cooler and I can actually enjoy being outside :)

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237 Tess G. June 21, 2012 at 1:10 pm

It’s my last summer in San Diego and I plan to enjoy every minute of it. This means lots of weekend beach days, summer gatherings with friends, and culinary adventures (both homemade and store bought!).

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238 Caitlinowens83 June 21, 2012 at 1:11 pm

I am a teacher, so I am going to soak up every second of it and RELAX!

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239 Erica June 21, 2012 at 1:12 pm

I’m going to teach a class on food issues for a local inner-city high school students in a program to prepare them for college. And hopefully do a lot of berry picking on the weekends!

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240 Molly June 21, 2012 at 1:12 pm

take more time for relaxing

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241 Sylwia June 21, 2012 at 1:12 pm

I am going to spend some time with my family this summer and enjoy them as much as I can!!Maybe I will bake some nice pastries for them or make a ice cream!

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242 Will June 21, 2012 at 1:12 pm

make food porn.

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243 endlessmaze June 21, 2012 at 1:13 pm

This summer, I’m going to start yet another veterinary internship, move to a new city, and bake my heart out.

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244 Jessica @ Chockohlawtay June 21, 2012 at 1:14 pm

I’ve wanted a stand mixer for so long!  Or at least, a new one that isn’t broken  :(
This summer?  I really want to go through my entire to-bake list, start to finish, over 90 recipes.  I hope I can do it.  A new stand mixer would TOTALLY help with that goal  ;)

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245 Cuppa Joh June 21, 2012 at 1:16 pm

I’ll be having a summer of love at the London Olympics where my BF is (I’m in California), and we’ll be eating our way through the city. :]

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246 The Duck June 21, 2012 at 1:17 pm

This summer, I am going to take my last term as a full-time engineering student.

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247 Crystal June 21, 2012 at 1:18 pm

I’m going to read all the books I didn’t have a chance to during the school year. I’ll attempt many firsts in baking (making mochi and homemade pie top my list!). I’ll find new ways to use my dutch oven. I’ll stuff myself with all the fresh, seasonal fruits I can. 

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248 Erika June 21, 2012 at 1:18 pm

I will be cross-country ski training in Stratton, VT!

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249 Catherine June 21, 2012 at 1:18 pm

I’m going to experiment with making ice cream sans ice cream maker and search out some swimming holes.

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250 bliggitybloop June 21, 2012 at 1:19 pm

Gonna use it to grind meat and make sausages!

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251 Ron June 21, 2012 at 1:19 pm

Summer of love means vegetable gardening, beekeeping and relaxing!

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252 Lily Ciric-Hoffmann June 21, 2012 at 1:19 pm

Spend time with friends and family, swim, relax, do more yoga and of course enjoy some delicious healthy food!

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253 Laura June 21, 2012 at 1:21 pm

Hopefully making dishes with my new mixer!

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254 Blair A June 21, 2012 at 1:22 pm

This summer, I’ll finally be able to live with my beau and start learning French! And, hopefully lots of trips to NY and the beach–two things I sorely missed in Kentucky. 

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255 Jaclynr12686 June 21, 2012 at 1:22 pm

This summer I will be hiking the National Park System and enjoying every bit of it! 

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256 C June 21, 2012 at 1:24 pm

 Vacation, read, tan, bake, repeat.

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257 Claudiana89 June 21, 2012 at 1:24 pm

I’m going to spend more time baking decadent cookies and trying out new ice cream recipes with my nephews. 

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258 Rich Diemand June 21, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Hopefully finding a job & moving south to be with the one I love.

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259 IamSam June 21, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Getting some inspiration for my future apartment (decoration, furniture…) and enjoying my spare time outside in the garden at my parents house!

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260 Nicole June 21, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Mini pies!

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261 Maggie June 21, 2012 at 1:26 pm

This summer we are going to stay HOME and enjoy our new apartment, complete with 10th floor sweeping Santa Monica Bay views…on our new double lounger on the patio.  Only wish I could be home right now…

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262 Lkgundel June 21, 2012 at 1:26 pm

I’m going to work on my dissertation!  It’s a full time job!

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263 norris June 21, 2012 at 1:27 pm

marrying

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264 cpak June 21, 2012 at 1:29 pm

I’m going to work on my dissertation as well. Fun times!

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265 ameng18 June 21, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Running!

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266 Anne June 21, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Lose myself in summer novels, make black pepper vanilla ice cream and foster a Basenji momma and her 9 puppies

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267 Margaret Lynch June 21, 2012 at 1:33 pm

this summer, I am going to the beach, and also look for a house!

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268 Sarah June 21, 2012 at 1:34 pm

maintain a healthy amount of fiber in my diet

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269 key316 June 21, 2012 at 1:35 pm

Going to Africa!

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270 Donna Dang June 21, 2012 at 1:35 pm

I am going to Vegas this summer after a 2 year hiatus! And plan to bake and cook more because food is my passion.

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271 Jessy June 21, 2012 at 1:40 pm

 I’m going to Spain for a month! :)

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272 bee June 21, 2012 at 1:41 pm

hopefully cook!

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273 Rebekahrsmith81 June 21, 2012 at 1:43 pm

Enjoying going on dates with my husband and kids: drive in, water park, pizza parlors, new ice cream places, etc.

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274 Annie June 21, 2012 at 1:43 pm

In 35 days I will be on a plane from CA to watch the London Olympics! I have been planning this trip for 4 years and will be going by myself. I am so happy I made my dream trip happen and I’ve had so much love and help from friends and family who know more than me about travelling in Europe. Think about it, what is one adventure you want to have in your life? I know you can do it :)

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275 Nalini Vishwanath June 21, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Road-tripping along the coast of Oregon ans California coming up this summer!

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276 Brenna June 21, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Bring a beautiful baby boy into the world.  <3

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277 Andrew June 21, 2012 at 1:48 pm

make some meringue!

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278 Rina June 21, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Spending as much time as possible at the cabin at the lake. It will be an adventure with a one year old :) Other than that, working of course.

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279 Eugene June 21, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Working in a research lab by day and breaking in my new kitchen by  night.

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280 Emma Court June 21, 2012 at 1:50 pm

Jetting off to Marrakech this Sunday with the boyfriend – excited doesn’t cover it! And working my bum off to save up for new kitchen equipment ;)

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281 Annie June 21, 2012 at 1:50 pm

I will be exploring the great outdoors with the love of my life, putting over 1500 miles on my bike, plucking produce from my oh-so-happy backyard garden, and slaving away in the lab!

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282 lala June 21, 2012 at 1:51 pm

fall in love with all things Latin (and my husband again!) in his home country of Venezuela!

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283 Dixya Bhattarai June 21, 2012 at 1:51 pm

all i want to do is relax, eats tons of fresh fruits & vegetables & stay hydrated because texas heat is brutal!

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284 Angela Evans June 21, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Heading back up to Washington State to stay in the house I spent many summers at. Can’t wait to share that time with my little boy!

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285 Melissa H June 21, 2012 at 1:54 pm

This summer, I plan to live my life in nature, and indulge in wine in only the best place – central coast california! 

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286 Stephanie June 21, 2012 at 1:56 pm

This summer, I plan on visiting my fiance (who I haven’t seen in months) and running off to the beach with him!

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287 Liz-zie June 21, 2012 at 1:58 pm

Have the time of my life!

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288 Coffeecircle June 21, 2012 at 1:59 pm

film festivals, road trips, food!

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289 Lani Kawamura June 21, 2012 at 1:59 pm

Mandatory hugging fests for my newly rescued kitty, who needs to develop lots of socialization skills.

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290 christina p. June 21, 2012 at 2:00 pm

this summer, i plan to be reunited with my husband who has lived in another state for the past 2 years! woohooo! 

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291 Gloria June 21, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Reading Anna Karenina under the California sun :o)

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292 Rachel Tobias June 21, 2012 at 2:01 pm

This summer I’m falling in love — and it’s perfectly wonderful! 

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293 SandeeA June 21, 2012 at 2:02 pm

well basically there are two posibilities:

1- This summer I am going to fall in love with my new Kitchen Aid Mixer in Ice Blue
2- This summer my heart will be broken if destiny is cruel and keeps me away from my Kitchen Aid Mixer in Ice Blue

I prefer option one indeed

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294 mss June 21, 2012 at 2:03 pm

I will be taking lots of walks!

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295 L. Pierce June 21, 2012 at 2:03 pm

I’m going to move across the country with the love of my life :)

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296 Nataliya Vakulenko June 21, 2012 at 2:04 pm

loving and baking for the most wonderful man…

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297 jae June 21, 2012 at 2:04 pm

Enjoy my two sweet puppies, play as much golf as I can possibly fit in, swim in the pool to keep cool, and help my newly graduated daughter move into her very first apartment when she starts her first job of her nursing career next month.

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298 Lizgreen1515 June 21, 2012 at 2:06 pm

I will be loving my new apartment, cooking & decorating & soaking it all up!

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299 Tracy Turba June 21, 2012 at 2:06 pm

My boyfriend is coming to visit my hometown and family for the first time, and then I am going to visit his! :) I’m also going on a family vacation that I am crazy excited for! 

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300 Cupcake June 21, 2012 at 2:06 pm

I will be spending summer baking sweets and sipping wine

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301 Seth wants the mixer June 21, 2012 at 2:09 pm

drink beer and fish.

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302 Katie June 21, 2012 at 2:10 pm

BAKING! hopefully with this mixer :)

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303 jenah June 21, 2012 at 2:11 pm

I’ll be going to San Francisco for a week of fun with my hubby on our very first trip together :)

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304 Melodylynn457 June 21, 2012 at 2:12 pm

i am moving to the beach!!!

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305 Cfarr June 21, 2012 at 2:14 pm

Hanging out with family-especially the cute grandkids!

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306 Jami June 21, 2012 at 2:14 pm

Going camping this weekend, and eventually, going to Northern Spain!

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307 Bsophia_yam June 21, 2012 at 2:15 pm

Baking, baking and some more baking!!!!!!

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308 Chera Robinson June 21, 2012 at 2:15 pm

Getting married in 23 days!!!!

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309 Ashley Liow June 21, 2012 at 2:15 pm

i will hopefully be harvesting a ton of veggies and spending lots of time canning them. 

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310 Maria150 June 21, 2012 at 2:16 pm

Make lemon bars!!! And prepare to move to Los angeles

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311 FreeSpiritEater June 21, 2012 at 2:16 pm

I am going to spend as much time as possible with the man I love. Photographing, creating recipes together, etc. 

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312 Anh P. June 21, 2012 at 2:16 pm

i will be teaching my daughter how to cook all my wonderful chinese dishes! =)

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313 Nate June 21, 2012 at 2:16 pm

Honing my skills and craft in charcuterie.

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314 Sweetypie June 21, 2012 at 2:17 pm

This summer I will bake a lot for all my friends to cherish the oven that I finally got :)

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315 brittany c. June 21, 2012 at 2:17 pm

Finishing out my first year in AmeriCorps, and trying to find a placement to do a second year of national service. :) 

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316 Divya Prakash June 21, 2012 at 2:23 pm

Loads of cooking, baking and running behind my 2 kids. All this summer and year long the same. 

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317 Vivien Kuo June 21, 2012 at 2:25 pm

Learn how to bake bread, cakes, anything and everything. A slow start to becoming a pastry chef (hopefully?)

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318 KellyLB June 21, 2012 at 2:25 pm

I plan to go to the lake, read lots of books and have cook outs with my friends. 

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319 China9131 June 21, 2012 at 2:26 pm

I will be working.  I will also be baking with my daughter as she prepares to start her own home. 

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320 Brodi Ayers June 21, 2012 at 2:26 pm

This summer of love… Hmmm. My boyfriend and I will be traveling for his Mom’s 60th and the 4th of July. We just picked out a bunch of new recipes to try out together. Of course his are mostly sweet treats, whereas mine are on the savoury side.

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321 John June 21, 2012 at 2:26 pm

With a KitchenAid Mixer?

Pizza dough, lots of Pizza dough. ^_^

Pick me! :D

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322 Keely Whitmer June 21, 2012 at 2:27 pm

re-designing my blog and going to sit in a beach chair and not move for 1 week! (not at the same time!)

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323 Tamea Byrd June 21, 2012 at 2:27 pm

Enjoying my last summer of freedom! I’m in grad school and will graduate (and become a CPA) in December, so I’m soaking up all the lazy moments this summer.  Lots of hiking, trying new recipes, and (hopefully) finding my inner green thumb.  

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324 bren lee gomez ♥ June 21, 2012 at 2:28 pm

I’m gonna rock I’m gonna roll I’m gonna bop I’m gonna bowl I’m gonna score tonight. Oh yes.

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325 Clazaro June 21, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Figure out how to bake without wheat gluten or eggs for my allergic son.  That’s love for you.

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326 Devin D June 21, 2012 at 2:29 pm

Working, cooking, and getting ready to run away to England!

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327 Laura June 21, 2012 at 2:30 pm

I’m helping my parents move this summer, which is stressful and bit sad, but it is also the start of something new and exciting. 

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328 Rob June 21, 2012 at 2:30 pm

Since I only have a week break for my summer vacation at my hagwon, I will spend the time with my boys playing with them. In addition, I will continue to learn and cook the Korean foods that my wife doesn’t make. I’ve been successful with several all ready, i.e., bibimbap, donggas, jumokbap, mandu, kimchi, juk. I think next up is samgak kimbap, jeolmyun and nangmyun especially for this hot summer!

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329 Jsawaf June 21, 2012 at 2:30 pm

This summer I will make a different recipe every week and test it on my boyfriend who says that he loves whatever I make, even if it’s Kraft Dinner (YUCK!).

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330 natalie June 21, 2012 at 2:31 pm

baking, traveling, and eating… 

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331 Shivani June 21, 2012 at 2:31 pm

Hopefully this summer of love will be spent cooking up some delicious food for lovely friends and long afternoons biking with the boyfriend and ending in the various parks for delightful picnics. thanks for all your wonderful posts! :) 

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332 H and H June 21, 2012 at 2:32 pm

My wife and I are gestating twins, and trying to figure out how to keep them fed….

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333 Julie June 21, 2012 at 2:32 pm

I’m going to enjoy the sun as much as I can and spend time with family and friends.

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334 Meredith June 21, 2012 at 2:33 pm

Not much! It’s my last real summer before med school, so I’m savoring it. :)

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335 Lisa C. June 21, 2012 at 2:33 pm

I’ll be spending my free time with my sister’s dog (that thinks of me as his owner instead!)… he’s getting old and has health problems and all he wants to do is play or cuddle with me when I’m around, but haven’t had much time before. :( 

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336 Diana June 21, 2012 at 2:34 pm

I’m working, then going off to FRANCE! need a stand mixer to help my belly prepare.

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337 Ladyepanda June 21, 2012 at 2:34 pm

I want to bake a whole sea bass in rock salt.  I don’t know why I feel compelled to do this, but it’s freaking cool.  I will do that at some point this summer.

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338 Becca June 21, 2012 at 2:36 pm

I just got a job at a local pie company as a dishwasher, so I will be spending the summer (and beyond) honing in on my cooking and baking skills so that I can climb the ladder of the company until I am a chef.

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339 Brigitte June 21, 2012 at 2:38 pm

I will be fighting to keep our wonderful Haleiwa Farmers Market alive. Our goverment has shut us down saying that we are no longer welcome on the site they put us on!

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340 Gracia June 21, 2012 at 2:39 pm

summer school )= but i have a one week break after tomorrow and i can’t wait to start baking again!

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341 Angel Cofer June 21, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Spend time with my husband

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342 Eikit Sau June 21, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Trying to catch up with life.

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343 Maureen June 21, 2012 at 2:41 pm

My husband just started a new job so I think it will be a while before we go on vacation so we will do staycations.
We will walk after dinner and we will have family get together and barbeques. 

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344 Sonny June 21, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Loving my wife more than I have and loving my little girls more than they can imagine.

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345 ellen_davis June 21, 2012 at 2:43 pm

I’m getting engaged! Wahoo! Best. Summer. Ever. 

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346 Tyler June 21, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Winning this KitchenAid for my woman!

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347 Anna June 21, 2012 at 2:44 pm

I will be babysitting, giving swim lessons, fishing with my family, and mastering cooking baking because I’m living in a house with my 4 best friends next year

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348 Gabrielle June 21, 2012 at 2:47 pm

move in with my boyfriend!

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349 DivineCusine June 21, 2012 at 2:49 pm

With my husband I will create new cooking portal, and like always submit new recipes on divinecusine.com. Desperately need this mixer for my kitchen!

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350 Laura Lea June 21, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Go to lotsa fun places for my friends’ weddings!!!

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351 Melissa M June 21, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Working, as always, but in between making ice cream, running and trying to re-learn how to just be.

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352 christina June 21, 2012 at 2:54 pm

I’ll be baking lots and lots.. so I could use a lovely new mixer : )

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353 maeghan June 21, 2012 at 2:54 pm

My daughter is two so this summer she is going to be lots of fun. My husband and I have loads of fun activities planned, plus some great down time at home. A mixer would mean some yummy treats!

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354 Hilaryrmurphy June 21, 2012 at 2:55 pm

Nursing school! And a lot of boiled peanut eating :)
 

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355 Diane, A Broad June 21, 2012 at 2:55 pm

I’m going to do a lot more walking around Paris. Apparently we’re also going to Zurich next week? And I want to go to Italy or Ireland sometime before the end of summer, too. Wow, my life is hard.

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356 Alice June 21, 2012 at 2:57 pm

traveling, boating, baking, and science.

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357 Aidan June 21, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Make more of my own pizzas.

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358 Marina June 21, 2012 at 3:06 pm

I’ll be enjoying being home in Paris with my best friend before we both start law school! And hoping to learn how to make great macarons!

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359 bonnie June 21, 2012 at 3:06 pm

I will be taking care of my grand-babies. My daughter got a new job :)

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360 Jessica June 21, 2012 at 3:08 pm

I will be grilling pizzas and enjoying walks with my puppies :)

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361 CindyB June 21, 2012 at 3:08 pm

I am making bread, and homemade jams and jellies. I am canning for the first time, using the produce from our garden. I have become an earth mother, and i’m loving it!!

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362 Vanessa June 21, 2012 at 3:09 pm

I’m going to teach kids yoga & spend more time in the kitchen

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363 mtestify June 21, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Traveling, I’m going to Eritrea!

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364 mimi June 21, 2012 at 3:12 pm

Reading. I haven’t been able to read during classes so now’s my time.. 

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365 Susan aka skHATER #13 June 21, 2012 at 3:12 pm

Gardening, fishing and roller derby. all the while cooking and canning my booty off!

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366 Andrea Fideler-Schmidt June 21, 2012 at 3:13 pm

For this summer of love? I am focusing on making my house more in to a home and imbuing that small town, simple life mentality in to my big city plot of land.

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367 Jackie_jones_68 June 21, 2012 at 3:14 pm
368 Jackie_jones_68 June 21, 2012 at 3:15 pm

I meant to say I’m spending fun in the sun time with my 3 year old :)

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369 Christine June 21, 2012 at 3:15 pm

This summer of love involves my new bike and new bikini! 

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370 Glendj June 21, 2012 at 3:16 pm

I live in London so I will be wearing my wellies this summer as all it does is rain

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371 M. June 21, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Summer school and baking cookies.

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372 actorsdiet June 21, 2012 at 3:18 pm

what an incredibly sweet and generous giveaway!  i’m actually going to my in-laws’ WEDDING!  they’ve been together forever, but never officially tied the knot.  now that they need to be on medicaid, they need to get legal. it’s going to be a blast!

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373 Bridget June 21, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Bake/cook/create as often as I can for my blog this summer before classes start!

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374 Mandy June 21, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Hmm…win the lottery? I guess winning a new kitchenaid would be good too. Seriously, would like to make my own prosciutto. That is my goal.

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375 Rbnelson2 June 21, 2012 at 3:20 pm

A trip to the Azores to take a break from this unending quest to get my biochemistry phd

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376 Matt June 21, 2012 at 3:20 pm

I plan on taking it easy this summer of love… It stinks I already took my vacation.
Speaking of love, I love that ice blue color!

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377 caitlinashley June 21, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Studying for the bar, but taking a fun vacation after that!

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378 Captain_Ravis June 21, 2012 at 3:20 pm

This summer of love, I’ll be sending love in the form of baked goods, tea, letters, drawings, and goofy things to my husband in care packages. I intend to furthermore, increase my skill in cooking and baking, tending to the garden, and hanging out with my cat, Valhalla.

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379 Kat June 21, 2012 at 3:22 pm

Summer concerts, beaches, grilling and jamming!

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380 Adri (thegirlblogger) June 21, 2012 at 3:23 pm

Six or seven readers my ass. There’s a ton of lurkers out there… hosting a giveaway just draws them out of the shadows! 

Anyways… where were we? Summer of love. My goal is to just find a date! Love not necessary. Then again, my idea of finding a date is doing nothing out of the ordinary and seeing if anyone I know/meet has the guts to ask to take me to dinner. I have no expectations… so we’ll just have to see how it goes!

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381 Caterina June 21, 2012 at 3:24 pm

Snuggling my 10 month old twins as much as possible before they start full time (!) day care in the fall.  Eek!

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382 Ellen Pederson June 21, 2012 at 3:27 pm

a) surviving the new england summer without air conditioning
b) finishing up my BA
c) doing a side-by-side comparison of all the bakeries in Boston Chinatown
d) eating, obvi

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383 Marian June 21, 2012 at 3:27 pm

Quitting my job to go back to school full time, and a 3 week road trip between gigs.

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384 Kevin H. June 21, 2012 at 3:29 pm

Grow a significant percentage of my own food

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385 guest June 21, 2012 at 3:29 pm

i’m going to finish writing all my papers!  and make one new delicious thing each week from my CSA share.
also, even though i *heart* your blog even when you don’t post that often, i will *heart* it MORE if you do post more often  ;)

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386 Jaymee Sire June 21, 2012 at 3:32 pm

I love your blog! Happy Birthday! My boyfriend just moved to L.A. so I’m hoping to make plenty of trips down there this summer. :)

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387 Meaganm June 21, 2012 at 3:34 pm

I’m going to do some soul searching, some spirit infusing, some horizon-expanding (both in a spiritual and physical sense!), go sky-diving, zip-lining, cliff-jumping, and watch my little brother marry the love of his life. <3 It's going to be a REALLY good summer. :)

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388 stacy June 21, 2012 at 3:35 pm

teach since I’ll teach through the end of July!

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389 maplessyrup June 21, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Teach preschoolers cooking classes about fresh garden-to-table fruits and vegetables! <3 Love it!

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390 JodyFLitvak June 21, 2012 at 3:36 pm

Well, my daughter is home from college for the summer and, among other things, we’ve signed up to take a class on macarons together. 

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391 Tdmcg June 21, 2012 at 3:36 pm

Spend time with my new twins and enjoy seeing the world through their eyes!

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392 McKelle June 21, 2012 at 3:37 pm

work at my dream job at Apple, inc!

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393 Laurie June 21, 2012 at 3:39 pm

With a little more free time, i’m gonna spend a lot of time in the kitchen cooking and baking! Yeah:)

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394 Freddy June 21, 2012 at 3:39 pm

To perfect a ceviche recipe

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395 Chelsy Ethridge June 21, 2012 at 3:39 pm

Work, work, work. Can’t stop. Won’t stop. Oh, and I’m going back to school in the Fall for a post-bacc degree, so I am prepping myself for that headache. :)

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396 Catharine @BakingCHemist June 21, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Wow, lots of comments!  This summer I’ll be swimming laps in the pool after a long day’s work!

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397 Anne June 21, 2012 at 3:44 pm

I’m going to make a baby with my husband of 6 years! 

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398 Emily June 21, 2012 at 3:45 pm

I will be working full time (and then some) to make enough money to meet my husband halfway across the world, as he has been traveling since december 6th, and I have been…eating. :)

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399 JennMarie June 21, 2012 at 3:46 pm

Taking some much needed time off work with a road trip to Oregon! 

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400 Cass June 21, 2012 at 3:46 pm

Get my personal training certification!!!

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401 Jocelyn June 21, 2012 at 3:46 pm

teaching English!

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402 Aes4u June 21, 2012 at 3:46 pm

i would loooooove to use that beautiful blue love machine this summer!!!! 

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403 Tori June 21, 2012 at 3:48 pm

Continue working towards getting my undergraduate degree and cooking my heart out to relax.

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404 keith June 21, 2012 at 3:48 pm

Take a 3 month roadtrip around the country with my new blue stand mixer in the passenger seat!

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405 Fawn Ward June 21, 2012 at 3:49 pm

I will attempt to acquire as many freckles as humanly possible in the sadly short but joyous Seattle summer! 

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406 Hannah June 21, 2012 at 3:49 pm

Pack a car with a portable barbecue, some wireless rechargeable speakers and some great cuts of meat. Then off to the beach! The perfect summer date for me and my husband includes sand, songs and smoke!

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407 Adrie de Waal June 21, 2012 at 3:51 pm

I will be spending as much time in my garden as i can. Or at the beach. :)

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408 sssv June 21, 2012 at 3:52 pm

I was laid off in March and have since been trying to start my own business but, at the same time, I’m supporting my boyfriend emotionally in his own career change from an environment that just wasn’t good for him.  While it’s a leap of faith, we are both very happy in these changes and optimistic for our future together so that’s my summer of love!  :)

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409 Molly June 21, 2012 at 3:56 pm

Grill out and eat from our garden as much as possible!

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410 Cmdbass June 21, 2012 at 3:57 pm

Camping on the Outer Banks!

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411 Magz June 21, 2012 at 3:57 pm

Eating as much ice cream as possible! 

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412 Heather June 21, 2012 at 3:57 pm

Create new recipes and enjoy the sunshine!

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413 Jkatheta June 21, 2012 at 3:58 pm

We are Finally going on vacation!!!

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414 Samantha Simcik June 21, 2012 at 3:59 pm

travel!

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415 Charissa June 21, 2012 at 3:59 pm

Play volleyball and get a deep tan! :)

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416 Forensickt June 21, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Working hard and glad to have a job!

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417 April13 June 21, 2012 at 4:01 pm

This summer I am getting my life together as I prepare to start my junior year in college.  I am an Environmental Sciences major, and I plan on getting my doctorate in Marine Biology.  In the meantime, I am trying to figure out the best recipe for chocolate chip cookies for my husband, and watching creature features on SyFy with my dog, Brutus.

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418 Bekki June 21, 2012 at 4:01 pm

 I always find myself inspired by summer weather – so many bright colors and gentle breezes and warm sunshine and the scent of BBQ on the air in the evening – so I’m really hoping to buckle down and write my novel. I’ve been moving at a snail’s pace since I started it in November and since I’m currently unemployed, I have all the time in the world to write. Or bake, which is a welcome distraction from writing. :)

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419 Jenabaum June 21, 2012 at 4:03 pm

Take our kids to the beach!

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420 Jennifer June 21, 2012 at 4:04 pm

Baking!

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421 Claire DeHaan June 21, 2012 at 4:05 pm

this summer of love, i am going to take three classes and get one semester closer to the job of my dreams. also, i’m going to enjoy all the free events in chicago. i plan to read one huge novel during my month off in august as well. 

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422 Evelyn June 21, 2012 at 4:06 pm

getting married!!! =)

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423 Sophia June 21, 2012 at 4:06 pm

Working nights and going to summer school during the day to finish college, and getting my degree quickly (R.N. :D ]

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424 Meghanreimer June 21, 2012 at 4:06 pm

Attending my brother in law’s wedding and writing my first novel!

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425 Libbymparker June 21, 2012 at 4:08 pm

I tell you that if you give me this mixer, I’ll be spending my summer weeping with joy every time I walk into my kitchen. I only have one outlet but I’ll let this guy have it.
Really, though, this summer I plan to make this summer of love, all kinds of lovely. I plan to let the good moments really soak in instead of rush by.

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426 Starlla143 June 21, 2012 at 4:08 pm

We just purchased our first home and the selling point was that the house is basically half kitchen & half cedar screen room with high beam ceilings. The kitchen has been completely renovated & is a real chef”s kitchen that is just ready to be taken advantage of….by ME!!! Long story short, when my Mom passed away I inherited her banana colored, straight from the 70’s Kitchenaid mixer that is chipping away but has SO much character & memories attached to it. It is because of this that I can’t bring myself to get a brand new one….but it’s time. So, I will be baking my Mom’s famous cheesecake (now mine ;) in my new kitchen & will be grilling out on our new cedar porch this summer. Here I come!

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427 kaylaj June 21, 2012 at 4:08 pm

going to Costa Rica! 

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428 Mindyoja June 21, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Hang out and play with my kiddos and enjoy the new baby!

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429 Christopher June 21, 2012 at 4:09 pm

This Summer I plan to find work and get in shape!! 

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430 Merissa June 21, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Quitting my job, packing up my belongings, moving to a new city, starting law school, and in the meantime traipsing around the mountains and spending a week and a half lounging by a lake in the middle of the woods in Canada!

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431 Courtni June 21, 2012 at 4:12 pm

Starting a new job! 

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432 Rose June 21, 2012 at 4:13 pm

We are going to go on as many picnics as we can, grill dinner several nights a week, and take a long road trip from Seattle to San Francisco! 

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433 Olivia June 21, 2012 at 4:13 pm

starting a fabulous new job and baking up a storm.

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434 sue June 21, 2012 at 4:13 pm

I am going to, unfortunately, work but, fortunately, spend as much time as possible outside with my 4 kids and my husband.

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435 Beth June 21, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Work…and play with my niece!

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436 Sbpfeifer June 21, 2012 at 4:17 pm

I’m spending it in Narnia! (No, really, I’m in a musical of Lion Witch and the Wardrobe all summer)

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437 Jlamstudio June 21, 2012 at 4:20 pm

finishing up culinary school at Le Cordon Bleu in San Francisco, and doing my externship at Benu
Restaurant in the city. And will be cooking and baking on my time off!

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438 Ming123 June 21, 2012 at 4:20 pm

expanding my culinary horizons with my beautiful new ice blue kitchen aid stand mixer?  

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439 mistiemp June 21, 2012 at 4:21 pm

attending my aunt and uncle’s surprise 50th wedding anniversary/vow renewal

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440 pH June 21, 2012 at 4:22 pm

First and foremost, the truth is that your mixer stand on tastespotting is what brought me to your blog. Second, it has taken me at least 30min to right this comment because I have been looking at your other pages and all the awesome photos there. Your dog is adorable. And those dreamy kitchens…oh I had to be careful not to drool on my laptop. So in a short concluding thought, your blog is a wonder and I have just bookmarked it! 

As for your question, I try to live out my life day by day. Do my best, take what comes, be happy and proud of myself. So I will be/am trying to fill each and every one of my summer days with new recipes, getting greasy with my bike, getting my adrenaline fix by caving and base jumping for the first time, loving my sweet hardworking girlfriend, and seeing my family more. Of course the beach is thrown in to the mix by default. ;) 

Kitchen Aid mixer stand or not, [I love the colour by the way!] I am happy I found my way to your blog! 

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441 pH June 21, 2012 at 5:49 pm

ps: What about you? Any plans for this year’s sunny months?

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442 S - guest June 21, 2012 at 4:25 pm

I will go to a lovely wedding in Bucks County.

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443 amanda June 21, 2012 at 4:26 pm

quitting my job to go to pastry school — eek!

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444 Myhollym June 21, 2012 at 4:31 pm

Run ten miles and bake bread and cakes to my heart’s content!

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445 Brian L. Baker June 21, 2012 at 4:33 pm

I will continue to try desperately to find a job.  I was laid off in the summer of 2009, and have been looking for full-time work since then.  I am currently working part-time for Sur La Table in Fresno, CA, and am very happy to have that.  However, things are tough in the Central Valley of California, and this week I have only been given 9 hours – same thing next week – and at $8 an hour, it is tough to live off of.  I’d like to win this because sometimes I sell my chocolate chip cookies, as caterers need them, and my KitchenAid from 1972, is starting to make scary noises.  Thank you for the opportunity.

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446 Leah W June 21, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Going to Sensation in Amsterdam!

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447 alexa June 21, 2012 at 4:34 pm

Bake everyday, and work to be able to get to the beach…

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448 Jen June 21, 2012 at 4:34 pm

I’m going to ride my bike and have as many picnics and bbq’s as possible!

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449 Becky June 21, 2012 at 4:34 pm

Moving to Portland, hurray!!!!

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450 casey June 21, 2012 at 4:34 pm

this summer I will sit by the river with mason jar cocktails/homemade sweet tea and embrace all the mosquito bites. I will also attempt to bake the most amazing vegan pie (my first pie baking experience ever!).. a new mixer to assist in this endeavor would be a pleasant surprise.

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451 Emma June 21, 2012 at 4:37 pm

Go on a solo hiking trip on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington and really take in all the beautiful sights!

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452 Kim Raymond June 21, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Swimming in the pool everyday because it’s so hot out there !! 

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453 Melissa C June 21, 2012 at 4:38 pm

This summer, I’m going to cook cool things in my hot kitchen…

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454 AgaG June 21, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Produce ‘the Ventriloquist’ [venter (belly)+loqui (speak)] workshop.
For the first time I  will be creating n coordinating my own cultural animation project, that explore the power of food/taste/smells n textures as a language for working with the unprivileged community in Warsaw, Poland.
Hope my love for food/people n storytelling will be contagious this summer :) 

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455 SunriseW June 21, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Entering notes in fields like this to please a woman who shares my bed.

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456 Erin June 21, 2012 at 4:41 pm

Exploring the great outdoors as often as possible. 

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457 Kaitie O'Bryan June 21, 2012 at 4:41 pm

This summer I am going to LOVE going back to school!

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458 Rachel Elizabeth June 21, 2012 at 4:42 pm

I am designing an activewear collection this summer :) 

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459 Samantha Stojkovich June 21, 2012 at 4:43 pm

I’m going to eat as many delicious meals as i can!

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460 Lucy June 21, 2012 at 4:44 pm

I’ll be cooking much more–with delicious summer produce!

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461 Theresa Smith June 21, 2012 at 4:44 pm

What I am looking forward to is getting good at learning to relax with my sons more.

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462 Nstoik June 21, 2012 at 4:45 pm

Travel!

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463 Diana June 21, 2012 at 4:45 pm

cooking a lot!!

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464 Inger Nemcik June 21, 2012 at 4:47 pm

Spend more time on porches with friends than ever before. Life is short and I am going back to school in the fall after a very, very long break.

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465 Jess June 21, 2012 at 4:47 pm

Grilling and chilling by the lake.

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466 Sherry June 21, 2012 at 4:47 pm

who knows, whatever comes my way

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467 Maggie June 21, 2012 at 4:47 pm

I’m working with toddlers all summer and baking pies with all the fresh fruit that summer has to offer. Going home for my birthday; and moving into a new house to prepare myself for the year long credential program that awaits me. 

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468 Big E June 21, 2012 at 4:47 pm

Live, love, laugh, cook.

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469 Talia June 21, 2012 at 4:48 pm

Bask in the sunshine!

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470 Jennyplatow June 21, 2012 at 4:51 pm

shop at the farmer’s market !

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471 Julia June 21, 2012 at 4:51 pm

I’m working at a philanthropy non-profit right now, but in a month, I leave to teach English in Chile for a semester! Just trying to spread as much as love as far as I can this summer. 

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472 Alagwc June 21, 2012 at 4:53 pm

work, work, and more work

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473 susan in taos June 21, 2012 at 4:53 pm

I’m hoping that I have work!!  There may be a two week trip back “home” to see my mom (I miss her!!)

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474 amy beth marantino June 21, 2012 at 4:54 pm

i am going to spend some time with my nephews

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475 Sarahbeth401 June 21, 2012 at 4:54 pm

We just moved to Tx, so we are spending each weekend of this Summer of love exploring our area! This weekend, we are exploring Austin!

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476 Xine June 21, 2012 at 4:55 pm

 Surprising my sigother with a trip to ride some ROLLERCOASTERS! :D

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477 Stephenie Hanson June 21, 2012 at 4:55 pm

Get into the habit of immersing myself in the Bible on a daily basis in order to truly see and appreciate the positive aspects of my life (read: blessings) that I too often disregard due to incessant worrying…Oh and play around with new marinades and recipes and exercise :)

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478 Monica June 21, 2012 at 4:55 pm

doing lots of Bikram yoga, cooking, sewing and swimming! I signed up to teach a summer class, but not enough students signed up. ps. I don’t have a mixer and desperately want one!

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479 Lyn Heather40 June 21, 2012 at 4:56 pm

Kayaking and Grilling!

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480 Ellen June 21, 2012 at 4:57 pm

I was thinking of world domination but that seems like a lot of work. So I’m thinking swimming.

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481 Libby June 21, 2012 at 4:57 pm

To explore and learn and have outdoor garden parties with lots of things in lots of mason jars.

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482 Shruti June 21, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Write & drink wine

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483 Tiffany June 21, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Lots of summer desserts!

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484 Lindsay June 21, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Camping, hiking, get togethers with friends on the patio, cooking new and interesting meals, mixing up refreshing drinks and baking delicious treats for friends and family…oh and basking in the sun as much as life allows!

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485 Kathleen June 21, 2012 at 5:04 pm

Just dream about such a dreamy mixer.  Oh so dreamy…

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486 Danielle Sleeper June 21, 2012 at 5:04 pm

Going on a road trip with the boyfriend. We plan to eat our way up the West Coast of the US :)

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487 Meaghan Ruane June 21, 2012 at 5:04 pm

Doing an internship for culinary school and spending time with my boyfriend before he leaves to go to New Jersey <3

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488 Lydia June 21, 2012 at 5:05 pm

Work, Work, Work & hopefully at least take a weekend Staycation……..

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489 jaims June 21, 2012 at 5:05 pm

Enjoying the sunshine from my office window 

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490 Danielle June 21, 2012 at 5:07 pm

Showing my daughter how to do what you love and love what you do.

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491 Blen0008 June 21, 2012 at 5:07 pm

Teaching summer school to students with Autism, and cooking away my worries. Being a poor, stressed out, first time teacher is TOUGH business, but the students make it totally worth it!

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492 Chia-Luen Lee June 21, 2012 at 5:07 pm

 Summer of love… more like summer of work for me! Gotta get a job and make some money so I can buy delicious and healthy ingredients to make delicious and healthy food!

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493 Ingrid Pan June 21, 2012 at 5:07 pm

Studying for graduate school as well as soaking in the sun and cooking :)

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494 Jennyjlee88 June 21, 2012 at 5:13 pm

In this summer of love, I will be sharing my love with a bunch of elementary students for summer school.. (yay!) 

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495 Chandriga June 21, 2012 at 5:13 pm

I would enjoy cooking all the home grown vegetables and fruits from my garden.Summer in Northern California, especially in the wine country is too beautiful to go for a vacation. 

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496 Min-Chun June 21, 2012 at 5:14 pm

Make clafoutis using seasonal cherries.

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497 Stephanie Yniguez June 21, 2012 at 5:14 pm

Going back home to California for 2 weeks, soaking in the sun along with doing some yoga!

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498 Khunyoung June 21, 2012 at 5:14 pm

I plan on confessing to the boy with the sweet tooth with my own variation of Red Velvet Cookies.

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499 anita June 21, 2012 at 5:15 pm

i finally got around to making my own organic garden. organic food is so expensive. now my hunny built me a raised bed. those damn birds have eaten all my kale and zuchinni flowers :( tomorrow I’m gonna get a net
imnotarunner at gmail dot com

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500 Andi Elbel June 21, 2012 at 5:15 pm

Love your blog and giveaway spirit! I will continue to learn and grow this summer while focusing on the good in all:)

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501 Jeanne June 21, 2012 at 5:18 pm

Work on becoming healthier!

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502 Natalie June 21, 2012 at 5:18 pm

Soaking up the sun and enjoying some delicious summer barbecue :)

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503 Jennifer Evans June 21, 2012 at 5:18 pm

I will be cruising to the Bahamas for my birthday.

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504 Erica June 21, 2012 at 5:18 pm

Finish up my first pharmacy school rotation and then fly 3000 miles to Seattle to visit my boyfriend!

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505 Maria June 21, 2012 at 5:18 pm

I will be attending my oldest son’s June wedding! So excited~♥

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506 Kristyn June 21, 2012 at 5:20 pm

My husband is currently deployed to Afghanistan. I bake about 12 dozen cookies every two weeks for the guys in his platoon. My cookies are famous and anyone who has tried them has loved them. I’d even mail you a batch if I won this mixer! I’m 6 months pregnant so saving some arm strength would help me be able to push out more cookies. Thank you for this offer!

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507 Alyssa C June 21, 2012 at 5:21 pm

In this summer of love.. I will be counting the days until my first trip to Japan in December!! :D

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508 Angela L Cramer June 21, 2012 at 5:22 pm

Finishing up my EMT certification and studying for the MCAT.

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509 Spinnersend713 June 21, 2012 at 5:23 pm

Oh lets see, i have my little cousins Quince, trip to vegas, Comic con, and Im starting up my 4th quarter of Culinary School! :)

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510 Niku June 21, 2012 at 5:24 pm

I’m renaming it the Summer of Lust and the first thing I’m making with the mixer is whipped cream.

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511 suzie June 21, 2012 at 5:24 pm

backpack around europe with my sweetheart boyfriend!

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512 Chelsia Rief June 21, 2012 at 5:24 pm

Begin getting ready for our 3rd baby and celebrate 9 years of marriage- Booya!

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513 Jordana Weiner June 21, 2012 at 5:25 pm

I will be becoming an Auntie and baking lots of sweets! 

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514 Bpatuwo June 21, 2012 at 5:25 pm

Going to the Dominican Republic to do some medical work! And going to Chicago for 4th of July! Can’t wait!

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515 Andrew Tseng June 21, 2012 at 5:25 pm

Same thing I do every summer. Try to take over the world

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516 Adrienne June 21, 2012 at 5:25 pm

Playing with my kids, camping, frolicking at the beach, eating BBQ, drinking beer, and enjoying the awesome sunshine!! 

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517 Ann Wingert June 21, 2012 at 5:25 pm

watch my garden grow and I better dang well enjoy it!

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518 Sol June 21, 2012 at 5:25 pm

Enjoying my first post-grad summer before law school! 

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519 Alaska from Scratch June 21, 2012 at 5:25 pm

Going to catch some wild Alaskan salmon and halibut this summer. LOVE the mixer, especially the color. 

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520 Naomi June 21, 2012 at 5:25 pm

Exploring South Korea.

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521 Cat June 21, 2012 at 5:26 pm

I am going to WORK at a restaurant and set up my classroom for next year!  Hopefully I will find some time to use my lovely new KitchenAid mixer in between :)

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522 Tina Poole June 21, 2012 at 5:26 pm

See my favorite band, twice in a row – something I’ve never done before!

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523 Erin@BrownieBites June 21, 2012 at 5:26 pm

Finish my LAST summer as a professional photographer – couldn’t be happier! :)

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524 Annette Herbst June 21, 2012 at 5:26 pm

I will be spending my days reading and spending time with my grandchild

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525 Jen Jahnke June 21, 2012 at 5:26 pm

this summer of love, I am going to be loving my new baby girl, come mid july!  And boy do I love that color on that mixer!

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526 P Rowland June 21, 2012 at 5:26 pm

Golly what a question. I guess i would just love it to be summer!

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527 Barbi C June 21, 2012 at 5:26 pm

enjoy my yard and garden and take a vacation with my parents.

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528 Strawberrymint02 June 21, 2012 at 5:27 pm

Putting three years of preparing for dental school behind me, leaving a top 10 university, and finally pursuing my passion by attending culinary school.

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529 Anandi June 21, 2012 at 5:27 pm

I’ll be working and dreaming of next summer when I’ll have saved up enough money to travel to Europe with my boyfriend!

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530 CrumberryBakes June 21, 2012 at 5:27 pm

starting my new job as Disney’s newest Pastry Chef!

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531 Pratima June 21, 2012 at 5:27 pm

Gonna pack up my worldly possessions and move to Cincinnati for grad school.

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532 Hannah June 21, 2012 at 5:27 pm

Find some happiness. And get my tan on.

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533 J Lewis 10 June 21, 2012 at 5:27 pm

Filming a webseries I’ve been writing with friends and acting in the Edinburgh Fringe.

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534 Rita Scott June 21, 2012 at 5:27 pm

I have every intention of spending as much time as possible at the beach, and on the hiking trails with my dogs this summer! 

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535 Redmaryt June 21, 2012 at 5:27 pm

I’ll finish my dissertation, maybe go to Africa, spend time with my love, and have a blast with my little nephew. And cook everyone yummy dinners! 

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536 Heather Likes Food June 21, 2012 at 5:27 pm

I’m traveling and eating as I go! Can’t get any better than that!

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537 Tracie June 21, 2012 at 5:27 pm

Planning my upcoming wedding!

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538 Rockie June 21, 2012 at 5:27 pm

I will continue to pursue art in my daily life.

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539 Natalie June 21, 2012 at 5:28 pm

Studying for the MCAT and hopefully making a lot of summer dishes to share with my friends! 

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540 Abigail Lee June 21, 2012 at 5:28 pm

Celebrating my 29th birthday with my husband (we just got married)!!!

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541 Flora June 21, 2012 at 5:28 pm

get better at finishing artwork and give more loving kindness to friends and strangers  equally!!

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542 Emily Crum June 21, 2012 at 5:28 pm

This summer of love I will be enjoying the sun, the fresh produce, and delicious eats! 

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543 Cari Kirla June 21, 2012 at 5:28 pm

Have lots and lots of fun with my children!

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544 Tian Lee June 21, 2012 at 5:28 pm

Reading your blog and Facebook wall drooling over all of your quinoa recipes.

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545 Sofeoly June 21, 2012 at 5:29 pm

I’m going to sit out on my back patio in the desert & watch the birds drink out of and also bathe in my fountain.  I leave it on all the time for them.  They appreciate it and I appreciate having them as visitors.  If I get myself together, I need to read a book in my book club.  Birds are more fun to watch.

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546 Maya DeLeon June 21, 2012 at 5:29 pm

Get a car, and get tan.

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547 Cat June 21, 2012 at 5:29 pm

Run more, trail-style and experiment more with vegan cooking. Oh yeah and drink some beer. What else?

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548 Jenny Hartin June 21, 2012 at 5:29 pm

Packing and trying to sell our house!  I would love to move that beautiful mixer into our new home…..

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549 Goetschc June 21, 2012 at 5:29 pm

Heading to NYC!

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550 Steph June 21, 2012 at 5:29 pm

Keeping my kids entertained! It’s a hard job but someones got to do it. :) This mixer would help with my job of feeding them. Haha! We are looking forward to spending our summer at the beach, visiting family and friends and enjoying the beautiful outdoors. Cheers!

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551 Christine June 21, 2012 at 5:29 pm

I plan to eat, drink, read, play, swim, frolic, and rest. :)

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552 Belinda June 21, 2012 at 5:29 pm

Celebrate 10 years with the man of my dreams with our feet in a lake :) 

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553 Jesy C. June 21, 2012 at 5:29 pm

picnics, dog walking, making out, baking a pie a week, cooking everything, pickling, lots of arts and crafts, being in love.  Gonna be the best summer ever.

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554 Christina564 June 21, 2012 at 5:29 pm

Mini-vacations to museums and plays, hugging granddarlings, reading for fun, and sleeping late!

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555 Darailise June 21, 2012 at 5:29 pm

Spending time at the beach with my husband and new baby daughter

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556 Talentchic June 21, 2012 at 5:29 pm

hopefully i’m going to make lots of recipes using my brand new ice blue kitchenaid!! ;-) love your blog :)

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557 Kim Loan M June 21, 2012 at 5:29 pm

Make baby blankets and bags for a local pediatric heart ICU, bake lots of copies for the staff of thy hospital, and spend some time hanging out with my kids and their friends watching them play and swim!

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558 T Pixeltrash June 21, 2012 at 5:29 pm

Ohhh…baby pink! Lucky! Love the ice blue too! We are headed to the Bahamas on a cruise. It would be super fun to come back and find that I had won. :-)

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559 Amy | Amy's Cooking Adventures June 21, 2012 at 5:30 pm

Spending as much time as I can outside with my 2 sweet boys (and my handsome husband!)

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560 Shannon J Ely June 21, 2012 at 5:30 pm

I will be experimenting with new recipes (Shepherd’s Pie Eggrolls!), hanging out with my best friends, and drinking lotsa good craft beer.

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561 Jennifer Reda June 21, 2012 at 5:30 pm

Traveling with my boyfriend

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562 Dennis Milbradt June 21, 2012 at 5:30 pm

Working! :)

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563 Niki June 21, 2012 at 5:30 pm

I’m planning my wedding!  And depending on money, we may take our honeymoon before the wedding!  :)

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564 Emily June 21, 2012 at 5:30 pm

Flying to St. Thomas, then sailing around the British Virgin islands, for 10 days, with my friends (one of which is the captain)! So excited, haven’t been on a vacation in forever! :)

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565 clarasaurus June 21, 2012 at 5:30 pm

using this mixer.

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566 Julia Carolina Sanchez June 21, 2012 at 5:31 pm

“What are you going to do this summer of love?”

The HR office informed that I have 48 days of vacations and that I have to take at least 18 as soon as possible so but I don’t have plans so I am still pondering what to do with a lot a vacations days and very litle money to spend … I guess I will have to get back to you when I make up my mind.

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567 Spikesz32 June 21, 2012 at 5:31 pm

I will survive my boyfriend being gone all summer.

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568 cpwalk2 June 21, 2012 at 5:31 pm

I begin my medical residency this summer.  Start my chosen career path….ah!  July 1st, no one go to the hospital if you are at a teaching hospital!

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569 Naomi Karp June 21, 2012 at 5:31 pm

Going to South Africa!

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570 Desiree June 21, 2012 at 5:31 pm

Adding some color to my life by repainting all the rooms in my condo. Oh yes and spending time with that person called “husband” :)

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571 Renee Travins Carter June 21, 2012 at 5:31 pm

Hopefully finding love. :)

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572 Halcyon3608 June 21, 2012 at 5:31 pm

Field work!  Summer is a busy time in my field of natural resources, and I enjoy the chance to get out of the office and survey for grassland birds, band geese and ducks, sort baby pheasants at the game farm, look for newborn fawns, participate in prescribed burns… never a dull moment!

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573 Sefali Bhutwala June 21, 2012 at 5:31 pm

pick my own fruit at farms and bake pices and make ice creams!

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574 Jennie Roed June 21, 2012 at 5:31 pm

I am having a baby!

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575 Ginny June 21, 2012 at 5:31 pm

Celebrating my 5th wedding anniversary with a fun roadtrip

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576 Varia Makagonova June 21, 2012 at 5:31 pm

I’m going to learn to surf in Portugal with my boyfriend :)

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577 Mairin O'Steen June 21, 2012 at 5:31 pm

Researching philosophy graduate schools, since I hope to start my PhD. Fall 2013. I also will be learning how to drive and plan on spending time with family.

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578 BrookAnne June 21, 2012 at 5:31 pm

Hang with my nine month old and hubby, learning about our new hometown of Oklahoma City.  : )

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579 Cheryl Gordon June 21, 2012 at 5:32 pm

Enjoy the out of doors!!!!

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580 Amanda@ Easy Peasy Organic June 21, 2012 at 5:32 pm

Writing my heart out :)

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581 Shari Y. Tamashiro June 21, 2012 at 5:32 pm

Beach!

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582 Doris June 21, 2012 at 5:32 pm

Keep practicing my guitar!

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583 Lily June 21, 2012 at 5:32 pm

This summer I’ll visit Ithaca, and then NY city! I’m very excited!!!!

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584 Maxia Severino June 21, 2012 at 5:32 pm

Working hard in other to save money for my Master in Argentina. 

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585 Heather June 21, 2012 at 5:32 pm

I will be spending the summer with my kids and my Mom as she recovers from her recent bone marrow transplant

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586 Heather J June 21, 2012 at 5:33 pm

Enjoying my patio in my new house.

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587 Carole Shaffer June 21, 2012 at 5:33 pm

going back home to visit family

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588 Melissa Lee June 21, 2012 at 5:33 pm

Primarily, studying for the CPA exam (boring!), planning my cousin’s bridal shower (a surprise!), and in between, figuring out how to get my chicken tikka masala to taste like authentic chicken tikka masala!

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589 Michelle Piluso June 21, 2012 at 5:33 pm

My goal this summer is to start up and contribute to my own food blog!  I have the website, just need to get the content.  Blogs (as you know) take a LOT of discipline, so please wish me luck!!!

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590 Kitchenminions June 21, 2012 at 5:33 pm

Lots of baking, hoping that the a/c holds up!

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591 Lisa S June 21, 2012 at 5:34 pm

Road trip to pick up my almost 19 year old from her first year of college….one proud momma

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592 Ali June 21, 2012 at 5:34 pm

Take as much vacation as possible!

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593 Cydneycakes June 21, 2012 at 5:34 pm

I’m going with my love to visit his family, since he moved to Texas to be with me and hasn’t seen them in two years!

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594 Janice June 21, 2012 at 5:34 pm

I am going to do a lot of reading, a lot of appreciating, and hopefully, a lot of laughing.

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595 Sdm June 21, 2012 at 5:34 pm

heading out to the beach with a picnic basket

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596 Mktheo June 21, 2012 at 5:34 pm

I start my 3rd term in med school next week. But I recently started to talk to this ever charming guy in my class…sooooo for the ‘love’ part, I have summer ‘boy’ plans ;p hopefully it turns into something good!

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597 Melodie June 21, 2012 at 5:34 pm

Gardening, cooking, baking, eating, drinking Prosecco, reading, planning a few trips. 

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598 Lana B June 21, 2012 at 5:34 pm

I am going to love watching my 7 year old enjoy a family trip to Walt Disney World! …even though I have to watch from the sidelines since I JUST broke my ankle :(

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599 Hunsaker_1975 June 21, 2012 at 5:34 pm

This summer of love I will be spending canning, baking & enjoying my family.

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600 Mack June 21, 2012 at 5:34 pm

Figuring out what makes me happy in life so I can pursue that in the future!

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601 Ivana P June 21, 2012 at 5:34 pm

Travel to Jamaica for our 2nd wedding anniversary and hopefully make a baby :)

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602 Kristen June 21, 2012 at 5:34 pm

Seeing my son after a long 8 months of him being away

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603 Becky H June 21, 2012 at 5:35 pm

Planning my wedding :)

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604 asereTTeresa June 21, 2012 at 5:35 pm

Going to school for most of the summer. (Fun times)
I have two weeks to enjoy the sun and back to school I go :D

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605 Alicia Castellano June 21, 2012 at 5:35 pm

Here in San Antonio soaking up the sun, gonna keep working doing my photography and soon move into a new home where i can have my own little kitchen…yea-yah! :)

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606 Brittany D June 21, 2012 at 5:35 pm

Turning 17 and hopefully getting my life back on the right path. Exactly one year ago on June 25th I was released from the hospital (4 month stay) for an eating disorder. I loved cooking and baking and hopefully can find that passion again this summer.

Happy baking everyone. Hope you all have great summers :)

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607 Michelle L Hill June 21, 2012 at 5:36 pm

This is gorgeous. 
Incidentally, so are your photos.  :)

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608 Cheriweeks June 21, 2012 at 5:36 pm

I will enjoy every moment with my kids today we dyed the 9 year old hair red!

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609 Maureen June 21, 2012 at 5:36 pm

I am going to be getting out the heat as much as possible. And cooking as much new food as I can

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610 Cmlny423 June 21, 2012 at 5:36 pm

Recently moved to NJ right outside NYC. I’m going to explore all the food wonders and see a little art and music in there somewhere:)

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611 Angie Davis June 21, 2012 at 5:36 pm

I’m going to lay in the sun and sip Pina Colada’s as much as possible. :)

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612 Ccatoera June 21, 2012 at 5:36 pm

Going to Vegas and party!

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613 Helga Kvam June 21, 2012 at 5:36 pm

I am going to be enjoying the short summer here in Iceland, going to cook away as I can and keep up my website http://www.allskonar.is; food and articles about enjoying life in all aspects. Basically I am going to try to cheat and do as little as possible with as much spirit as possible with positive effort (and not too much effort) while enjoying life to the fullest :)
I am also going to travel and photograph landscapes, stay up all night past sunset and watch the sun come up, which isnt so hard in Iceland since we do get 23hrs of sunlight in June :)And YOU?

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614 Whitney887 June 21, 2012 at 5:36 pm

Bake recipes that remind me of my mom and great grandmother and hit the beach as often as possible :)

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615 Hullcha June 21, 2012 at 5:36 pm

 my grandmother recently passed away and I would like to spend my free time during the summer creating a perennial garden in her honor. She was a conservations and avid gardener. I want to be able to walk out into my yard and into my garden and remember just how much she meant to me.

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616 jessica June 21, 2012 at 5:37 pm

Going to enjoy playing with my two boys all summer long. Beach vacation in SD next week. Bachelorette party in Napa in August. A million and one weddings. How about you?

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617 Rachel June 21, 2012 at 5:37 pm

Beautiful color! I’m visiting Seattle this summer.

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618 Carol Ann June 21, 2012 at 5:37 pm

loving my grandchildren!!

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619 Kasia Kaczmarek June 21, 2012 at 5:37 pm

I’ll enjoy in the kitchen all the best produce that Portugal has to offer and share the joy with my friends!

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620 Mary June 21, 2012 at 5:37 pm

 Going to hike the half dome in Yosemite! In my dreams. I’ll actually be in clinic all summer.

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621 Silvia June 21, 2012 at 5:38 pm

Moving to a new country.

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622 Bebe June 21, 2012 at 5:38 pm

I will be walking my dogs, gardening, cooking out, sitting under the stars, drinking cocktails and loving life!

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623 Terrie Sobaski June 21, 2012 at 5:38 pm

I am going to spend this summer of love making memories with my granddaughters, Isabella and Ruby. Besides the usual stuff of going to the zoo, the park, etc. I am going to teach Isabella,age 8, how to make an apple pie from scratch and Ruby, age 21/2 and I are going to the backyard and we are going to make mud pies. I am making live growing Fairy Gardens for both of the girls. They will have real plants to take care of and I will recycle sticks and wire to make fairy furniture. A lovely summer ahead with my girls.

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624 Tammy June 21, 2012 at 5:38 pm

traveling on both coasts!

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625 Soccermegan11 June 21, 2012 at 5:38 pm

I am learning to love my own imperfections and to value the time I have to do the things I love like pick berries, cook, bake, spend time with family and friends, watch movies, run, etc.

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626 Alexakamm25 June 21, 2012 at 5:38 pm

Working in NYC and soaking up every moment I have with my boyfriend before he goes to grad school.

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627 Maureen Walker June 21, 2012 at 5:38 pm

I’m doing a 100 days of real food challenge. No processed foods and focusing on local and organic. Today is day 16!

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628 sarahbailey June 21, 2012 at 5:38 pm

I’m learning about barrier island ecology and getting a puppy!

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629 Alyssa Chang June 21, 2012 at 5:38 pm

Getting ready for my wedding on October 5!!

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630 Helen June 21, 2012 at 5:39 pm

Enjoy time with my kids and have fun making great meals with them! Oh–and learn to perfect cooking on my new grill!

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631 Lee June 21, 2012 at 5:39 pm

Playing with my new dog

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632 Claire Nutter June 21, 2012 at 5:39 pm

I’m taking the bar exam, but after I will be spending time with family, cooking and baking a bunch to make up for  lost study time (hopefully with my new mixer) ;)

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633 Noxnyx99 June 21, 2012 at 5:40 pm

Working at my local Humane Society, loving lots of kittens :)

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634 Jfarrist June 21, 2012 at 5:40 pm

Work, work more work and a lot of entertaining. Almost complete with decorating my apartment and I can’t wait to have people over to enjoy. <3

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635 Alex June 21, 2012 at 5:40 pm

This summer is all about friends, patios, beer and laughter!

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636 Kelly Monday June 21, 2012 at 5:40 pm

Drinking lots of lovely long cocktails

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637 Kristi June 21, 2012 at 5:40 pm

I will be reading a bunch and making lots of summery healthy food with produce from our own garden (I hope!).  

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638 Hanna June 21, 2012 at 5:40 pm

summer school :(

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639 Jzegowitz June 21, 2012 at 5:41 pm

cherish catching fireflies for my 4 little kids. 

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640 Erin michelle June 21, 2012 at 5:41 pm

trying to go to the beach as much as possible. and experiment with refreshing cocktails!

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641 Timber009 June 21, 2012 at 5:41 pm

Helping my son and his son with their wedding

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642 Timber009 June 21, 2012 at 6:16 pm

That was supposed to be helping my son and his fiancé with their wedding

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643 Val June 21, 2012 at 10:22 pm

The first way was more interesting! ;)

644 Eastwestfamilyfarm June 21, 2012 at 5:41 pm

We are going to continue to work towards being self sustaining by raising, growing and making everything we eat.

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645 Lizzie June 21, 2012 at 5:41 pm

Try not to melt in the heat :)

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646 Lisa_b June 21, 2012 at 5:41 pm

I’m trying to move to a new city. And hopefully some roller coaster riding with the kids.

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647 CLara June 21, 2012 at 5:41 pm

Finish my volunteer program and then intern at a theatre… oh and bake and play with my puppy :-)

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648 Christie Turner June 21, 2012 at 5:42 pm

Lay in the Sun and drink margaritas!!

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649 jєssîcα ℓÿnn June 21, 2012 at 5:42 pm

Moving to a new city, to start over new, with two of my closest friends. Oh, not to mention quitting my job to go to culinary school, like I have wanted to do since I was 11 (And am now 24). This summer is going to be EPIC for me, and I have never been more excited for the next part of my life.

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650 Angiesmith88 June 21, 2012 at 5:42 pm

Spending every moment I can with my kids and loving it!

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651 Michael June 21, 2012 at 5:42 pm

I’m laying in the cool grass with a plate of madeleines and reading Rumi to my lover.

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652 Renee Travins Carter June 21, 2012 at 5:42 pm

Hopefully finding love. :)

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653 Bernice June 21, 2012 at 5:42 pm

I’m going to spend my summer cooking for the ones I love.

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654 Skachic110 June 21, 2012 at 5:42 pm

Me and my boyfriend are going to Peru to celebrate my parent ‘s 50th wedding anniversary. So excited!

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655 Gilley79 June 21, 2012 at 5:43 pm

Remodeling and fixing up my grand parents home. Stating a new chapter in my life.
With my bestfriend. My love .

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656 Jessica June 21, 2012 at 5:43 pm

I’m going to finally give myself more alone time. I’ve been so kept up in everyone elses world that I’ve forgotten where I stand with my own! Cooking, reading, jamming; all introverted, but exactly what I will deserve in the warm sun.

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657 Katie B. June 21, 2012 at 5:43 pm

Drinking summer beer, eating ice cream and exploring the wonderful city of Buffalo!

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658 Christine June 21, 2012 at 5:43 pm

Be all artsy-fartsy and make lots of frozen coffee drinks and ice cream (:

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659 Holly June 21, 2012 at 5:43 pm

Taking photos of my hummingbird couple at their feeder with my new telephoto lens. BTW I’ve been a tastespotting fan for years. Love it!

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660 Anahita June 21, 2012 at 5:43 pm

Enjoying my last summer as a graduate student, celebrating the fourth year of meeting my soul mate, and trying new recipes. 

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661 Susan Nguyen June 21, 2012 at 5:43 pm

Rereading all of my favorite childhood books and reading all of the classics. Also, baking of course!

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662 Pamela Yu June 21, 2012 at 5:43 pm

Can’t wait to soak up the longer days and catch some outdoor movies, take a trip to SF/Napa and hit up some concerts!

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663 Emilykaylor June 21, 2012 at 5:43 pm

This summer i will be Bakin’ my husband and I’s first child! Im sure there will be lots more mixed in there, but that’s the most important part!

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664 Kathleen June 21, 2012 at 5:43 pm

more ME time.. <3

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665 Sarah Elizabeth June 21, 2012 at 5:44 pm

This summer I’m going to have fun and make money… and bake! 

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666 Onanku001 June 21, 2012 at 5:44 pm

Working hard on sharing the love and passing the deliciousness that comes from all the summer farmers’ market goodness!  

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667 Lorie Kirksey June 21, 2012 at 5:44 pm

Relax and enjoy life… And cook!

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668 Andrea Boujoukos June 21, 2012 at 5:44 pm

I am going to catalog my cookbook library and spend more time experimenting with new recipes!! Also plan to utilize my freezer more with all kinds of stuff and maybe if I am adventurous will start doing some canning with all the summer farm fresh fruit and veggies!!!

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669 Sarah June 21, 2012 at 5:45 pm

I’m heading to the beach in a few days and can’t wait to eat ice cream for every meal and read all day!

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670 Brittany Nowak June 21, 2012 at 5:45 pm

Work, research, cook, eat, drink, be merry.

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671 Jess N June 21, 2012 at 5:46 pm

hold picnic in the park with loved ones and my cat! :3

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672 tessamom June 21, 2012 at 5:46 pm

Getting through wedding season with my sanity intact – we’ll see how it goes.

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673 Yooly June 21, 2012 at 5:46 pm

Taking baking classes at the culinary institute!

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674 Mark Gisi June 21, 2012 at 5:46 pm

Workin away, as usual, on my own blog, goodeverydaythings.com, at my company, tabulacreative.com.

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675 Riley June 21, 2012 at 5:46 pm

keep my garden alive and cherish its bounty.

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676 Nathan Carrabba June 21, 2012 at 5:46 pm

  Hanging out with my new boyfriend, getting back into the kitchen and starting up my new food blog!

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677 Aeezzell June 21, 2012 at 5:46 pm

I’m going to make my life wonderful. New job, becoming a runner, and finishing this first year of marriage with flying colors.

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678 emilysummach June 21, 2012 at 5:47 pm

Camping, camping and more camping!

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679 Eugena Gunderson June 21, 2012 at 5:47 pm

Creating, exploring, & adventuring .

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680 Ekamm June 21, 2012 at 5:47 pm

Take organic chemistry and quantitative chemistry plus work…YUCK!!!!

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681 Jo June 21, 2012 at 5:47 pm

Perfect the art of the perfect carrot cake-cheesecake. And the perfect bananna cake-cheesecake, and the brownie – cheesecake… I think you get the gist ;)

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682 Cliffordmelissa June 21, 2012 at 5:48 pm

im riding my motorcycle, spending time with my family, and going to the beach as much as possible….ahhhh, summer!!

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683 Cheryl June 21, 2012 at 5:48 pm

Renovating our home, experimenting with more food…which leads to more eating!

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684 Lilyeatsbugs June 21, 2012 at 5:48 pm

Travel to Japan and Riot Fest in Chicago! Lots of love for music and culture. :D

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685 Alanna D June 21, 2012 at 5:48 pm

Building a portfolio, finding a job. And of course having fun and going to as many festivals as possible. Gotta make the most of what could be my last summer in the city of festivals.

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686 2denominations June 21, 2012 at 5:48 pm

Spending as much time as I can with my handsome soldier and other family and friends! Always entertaining and cooking up something delicious.

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687 Jamee S. June 21, 2012 at 5:48 pm

I’m going to be watching my daughter swim her heart out on the local swim team. She’s 7 and she will be 8 the day this contest ends. :) I bet she’d love an ice blue Kitchen Aid stand mixer. It’s her favorite color. :)

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688 AMBERDICOSTANZO June 21, 2012 at 5:48 pm

I will be spending my summer
preparing the room for my first child.

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689 Lara Levy June 21, 2012 at 5:48 pm

I’m moving to a new town and starting a new job. I love my work and I can’t wait for the new adventures! 

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690 Dan June 21, 2012 at 5:49 pm

I will be making delicious food all summer. This mixer would certainly help ;) 

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691 Neenayoon June 21, 2012 at 5:49 pm

After summer school in going to try and do a bake sale in my neighborhood!!

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692 Stephanie June 21, 2012 at 5:49 pm

Spend time with my baby boy (his first!) before I go back to school in the fall.

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693 Dana Willett June 21, 2012 at 5:49 pm

Learn how to love myself again.

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694 Tuesday H June 21, 2012 at 5:49 pm

Drink prosecco, eat oysters, ride my bike and have picnics by the lake

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695 cindy y. June 21, 2012 at 5:49 pm

Nothing much… Internship hopefully!

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696 literarymom June 21, 2012 at 5:50 pm

Reading Les Miserables before going to the musical in August, enjoying family times outdoors, putting order into our house, planning our next school year with Tapestry of Grace curriculum…thanks for this opportunity to trade in my trusty, but tired handheld mixer for something much nicer :)

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697 Laurel June 21, 2012 at 5:50 pm

Bouncing between hot hot Phoenix and cool San Francisco. Discovering as many new foods and drinks as I can.

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698 Hlenz June 21, 2012 at 5:50 pm

Staying out of the heat first. I just moved to a new apartment and have some time to bake goodies for my friends and family. I love baking things and experimenting with new little bites and cakes.

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699 Finn June 21, 2012 at 5:50 pm

Good food, good drink, good company- and I’ll love every minute~

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700 Lisatamaye June 21, 2012 at 5:50 pm

Going to cherish my 2 boys (that I did not put in any sort of camp).  Nothing like the summer for good ole’ family fun and loving on one another.

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701 Maurice June 21, 2012 at 5:51 pm

 Do something adventurous like learn to fly an airplane.

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702 Monica June 21, 2012 at 5:51 pm

I plan to eat great food, enjoy the company of good friends, and work on my personal 5 year plan.

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703 Merry Maclellan June 21, 2012 at 5:51 pm

Make lots of sangria!

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704 Maddy June 21, 2012 at 5:51 pm

I’ll be spending a lot of time at the cabin, with friends and family… which really means I’ll be cooking my heart out, as I usually am in charge of feeding everyone! 

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705 Valerie June 21, 2012 at 5:51 pm

Starting my second quarter at culinary school!

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706 Diana June 21, 2012 at 5:51 pm

This summer I’m going to work, play, and be thankful for my amazing boyfriend (who even eats my kitchen disasters!).

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707 Amy Z. June 21, 2012 at 5:52 pm

Getting married in August at Boston’s Harvard Arboretum! I can’t think of a better summer of love and family!

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708 DeMonika Daniels June 21, 2012 at 5:52 pm

 I’m gonna bake lots of sweets to take around and give away! Chocolate cupcakes, Lemonade cupcakes, and all types of cookies! Basically my favorites to share with the people around me. At like day cares for the kids and nursing homes for the elderly and just for my family too! I would love that mixer though I’ve always wanted one but being in my situation, I’ll probably be dreaming even longer :( ! 

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709 Amelia June 21, 2012 at 5:53 pm

I’m going to be seeing my boyfriend again after being on different continents for three months!

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710 Chana Lewis June 21, 2012 at 5:53 pm

Hopefully find my first ever nursing job, should God will it in this challenging market…. 

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711 Ariel N. June 21, 2012 at 5:53 pm

Spend a lot of time cooking and tasting all the food I can manage.

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712 Phu*O*n9 June 21, 2012 at 5:53 pm

Spread the love of summer.

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713 Richard R. Smith June 21, 2012 at 5:53 pm

I’m moving from being a lifelong New Englander to Southern Louisiana with the love of my life and my wonderful two kids.

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714 Samantha Neff June 21, 2012 at 5:53 pm

This summer of love I will welcome my first niece into the world. Additionally, I’ll be taking my first trip to Disney with the love of my life. In between, we’ll entertain friends and family under lovely South Carolina sun.

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715 Nathalie June 21, 2012 at 5:53 pm

My husband and I are producing a show together called The Real Drunk Housewives of the San Fernando Valley.  So this summer of love we will be working together and loving every second of it….hopefully! :)

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716 Amber L Stosz June 21, 2012 at 5:53 pm

I am going to love myself by getting things back on track and find a way to get my BA and find an affordable place to live and  a better paying job. The love myself summer with a little help from some loving family too.

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717 Paula Messinger June 21, 2012 at 5:54 pm

Going to the beach!

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718 Anita Murray June 21, 2012 at 5:54 pm

I’m going to learn to cook more with Arugula – it’s all over my raised beds : )

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719 Andra June 21, 2012 at 5:54 pm

My husband and I are going on a quest to find at least one good restaurant in the town we’ve lived in for the past 11 years before we move out of state. 

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720 Gabriella Csanyi June 21, 2012 at 5:54 pm

I will graduate in a month, so now i’m studying non-stop but after that I try to focus more on my tan ;)

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721 Karyn McKinnon June 21, 2012 at 5:54 pm

Spending every weekend photographing weddings so I can save up (time & money) to spend on my personal photography projects, i.e learning to food style & shoot as much as possible!  Thanks for the giveaway!  :)

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722 Huyen June 21, 2012 at 5:54 pm

I’m going to the Olympics! For once I can wave the American flag proudly in a European country!

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723 Marilyn June 21, 2012 at 5:55 pm

I’m going to buy a new sewing machine and start more sewing projects! AND start using my new KitchenAid mixer that I will win from you!

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724 Stef June 21, 2012 at 5:55 pm

Spend lots of time at the park playing pretend sushi restaurant with my son.

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725 chrys June 21, 2012 at 5:55 pm

Get as close to water as possible and read as much as I can!

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726 A Lucia Estrella June 21, 2012 at 5:55 pm

Letting love take me where it wants to. 

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727 Jscoward1 June 21, 2012 at 5:55 pm

My 24-year-old daughter returns from a 11-month missions trip next week (where she has been serving in 11 different countries)! She loves to cook, and so do I. She has been eating mostly bland foods in remote and very poor communities unlike what one might expect. We look forward to being able to prepare exciting new recipes together and would so enjoy this Kitchen Aid mixer in my daughter’s very favorite color! (Photo of my daughter taking care of one of the little girls in the Philippines.)

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728 CST June 21, 2012 at 5:56 pm

I’m going to eat as many fresh fruits and vegetables as I can find, and try to find a good swimming hole near my new neighborhood!

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729 Marion Myers June 21, 2012 at 5:56 pm

My daughter is spending this first summer after her freshman year in college in Canada on a horse breeding farm, so I am missing her terribly.  Really, the only thing that got me through her moving to another state for college (5 hours away!) was the fact she’d be home the entire summer!  (sigh) oh well, I’m excited for her and the opportunities she is creating for herself!  So I guess I will spend my summer baking, blogging, and eating all the yummies! Oh and I’m going across the country to Seattle for a week – yay! Looking forward to hiking a couple days on Mt. Rainier and then spending a few days in the city exploring!  I love the ice blue color on the mixer too, and I still read your blog – thanks for all the delicious posts!

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730 Jolie June 21, 2012 at 5:56 pm

Continue to learn to cook: discover new ingredients, experiment  with different recipes, and post all of my cooking adventures on my new food blog! :)

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731 Pearl June 21, 2012 at 5:56 pm

Enjoy that beautiful limbo between graduating from college and entering the real world this fall!

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732 Kathy Sucherman June 21, 2012 at 5:57 pm

Gardening and cooking, what else.

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733 Noei June 21, 2012 at 5:57 pm

The apple of my eye is turning two this summer. I would like to teach her the joy of baking & cooking as well as appreciating the simplest things in life. I hope she will continue to grow well, smart & more adorable everyday.She is the reason my heart skips a beat. She made me a better person & mom. I am
thankful to the Almighty for giving us the bestest gift of life in a form of a jocund & an inquisitive lil person. Naeema, Mamma loves you very much.

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734 Shumaila June 21, 2012 at 5:57 pm

I am going to get back into my pre marriage body shape! Another 20 pounds to go!!:)

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735 Wgfoodie June 21, 2012 at 5:58 pm

Take advantage of all the fresh, locally grown produce!

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736 Erica Klein June 21, 2012 at 5:58 pm

crafting, cooking, and watching the olympics!

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737 Paula Evans June 21, 2012 at 5:59 pm

Working out consistently so I can be “bootylicious” by FALL (since summer started today and I’m not there yet).  :-)

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738 Sarah Bowers June 21, 2012 at 6:00 pm

I am in Charlotte, learning more about poverty and trying to help the impoverished.

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739 LW June 21, 2012 at 6:00 pm

bake bake bake! bake for a tea party, bake for the wonderful friends, bake for me-time, bake for the chocoholic father, bake for trying all the recipes that ive been wanting to try and bake for the ever supportive boyfriend. 

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740 Pancake Ninja June 21, 2012 at 6:00 pm

 Wear out my camera

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741 Sarah June 21, 2012 at 6:00 pm

Studying for the Bar but also enjoying some country concerts :-)

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742 Alana June 21, 2012 at 6:00 pm

Spend quality time with my family and friends before I go away

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743 NomadicRachael June 21, 2012 at 6:01 pm

Make lots of cookies, hopefully :)

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744 Melissa Reinhardt June 21, 2012 at 6:01 pm

Getting married!!!

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745 Aysha Valkema June 21, 2012 at 6:02 pm

Sun soak, eat everything, photograph, and cherish time with family and friends.

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746 Jocelyn June 21, 2012 at 6:02 pm

I’m getting married :)

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747 Milliee Fox Rupp June 21, 2012 at 6:02 pm

Perfect my cake and cupcake making skills, that is after playing out side as much as possible with my daughter :)

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748 May N. June 21, 2012 at 6:02 pm

Change myself :) I want to be more mature than now ….
Also….I am going to bake a cake for my friend’s birthday and some cookies for my family , yummy ! <3

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749 Kendra June 21, 2012 at 6:02 pm

I am going to train for two things: my first competitive 5k and something my sister and I have decided to call “Fat Day”: a day in which we eat whatever we want for 24 hours.

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750 Tammy June 21, 2012 at 6:03 pm

Celebrating my wedding Anniversary the day after your contest ends :-) and spending time with family.

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751 Amaerin June 21, 2012 at 6:04 pm

Getting through a Summer internship so I can graduate from college in August!

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752 Weissan June 21, 2012 at 6:05 pm

Send my boys to camp.

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753 JuliaC June 21, 2012 at 6:05 pm

Spending time with family and then……celebrating our anniversary in Mexico!!

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754 Samantha Scofield June 21, 2012 at 6:05 pm

bake and look for a job!

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755 Anya June 21, 2012 at 6:05 pm

Spending time with my family; founding the equine rescue non-profit org. and spending more time with my family. 

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756 Alyssa A June 21, 2012 at 6:05 pm

Improve my skills in baking, art crafts and in music! I’d love to spend time making myself better. For how can I give what I do not have…I have to love myself to make my loving much better!

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757 NConnolly June 21, 2012 at 6:06 pm

I’m going to cook a lot of new dishes, brew up some refreshing beers, and spend lots of time with my friends

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758 Deena June 21, 2012 at 6:07 pm

Working and making baked goods for the jimmyfund! those kids deserve everything and more!

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759 Hannahsized June 21, 2012 at 6:07 pm

I have summer school. I would love to get some baking/cooking done as stress-relief ;)

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760 Vanessa June 21, 2012 at 6:07 pm

Take photos, attend some weddings and keep plugging away at my job as a baker.

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761 Rod June 21, 2012 at 6:07 pm

I’m hoping to use my new found love for all things baking. My partner is coming to visit this August and I’m eyeballing rhubarb strawberry pie.

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762 Kari Morrison June 21, 2012 at 6:07 pm

I’m going to be making lots of crafty projects..and learning some new recipes that don’t require turning on more heat!

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763 Tinanikfarjam June 21, 2012 at 6:08 pm

I’m going to enjoy beautiful santa cruz!

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764 aditi June 21, 2012 at 6:08 pm

spending a summer reading under the trees :)

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765 esseppis June 21, 2012 at 6:09 pm

Celebrate my birthday… on June 27th!  for real!

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766 Kali Bliss Bush-Vineberg June 21, 2012 at 6:09 pm

hopefully fall in love

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767 Dunn June 21, 2012 at 6:09 pm

Learning how to cook with as many fresh, local ingredients (including fish!) as I can get my hands on!

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768 Lisa M June 21, 2012 at 6:09 pm

Moving in to my first apartment!

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769 Kayla Elizabeth Levine June 21, 2012 at 6:10 pm

Living life, enjoying the weather, and having fun.

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770 Mae June 21, 2012 at 6:10 pm

Read as many books as I can and celebrate our 20th anniversary.

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771 Aar8972 June 21, 2012 at 6:11 pm

I plan to spend the summer by the pool and also in the kitchen making delicious baked goods.

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772 rebalikewo June 21, 2012 at 6:11 pm

get on a plane to LA to see the pacific ocean. :)

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773 OrangeCrush1970 June 21, 2012 at 6:11 pm

Spend time with the family on vacation in the Bahamas.

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774 Mypieforyou June 21, 2012 at 6:11 pm

Living a dream of having my own business. Makin’ delicious pies and selling them at the local farmers’ market. See my page… ttps://www.facebook.com/mypieforyou
People love them and I am selling all the pies each week.
Also, my old KitchenAid is making  a funny clunking sound!

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775 Somchay Edwards June 21, 2012 at 6:12 pm

Cape may, pool, and Nantucket.

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776 Kate Jones June 21, 2012 at 6:12 pm

I am going to travel up the coast of california, making friends along the way. perhaps gather some driftwood in norcal for some craft projects. :)

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777 Adc2134 June 21, 2012 at 6:13 pm

Changing jobs, and taking time between gigs to finish some paintings and start a sculpture.  

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778 Leilani Techaira June 21, 2012 at 6:13 pm

I will be dressed for love. Whether it come in the form of new friendships, new adventures, new places or a new person. I am ready. 

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779 Leila June 21, 2012 at 6:14 pm

Working…ugh. The real world. But I’ve just gotten serious about devoting more time to my new blog (! Yay!) and hopefully I’ll get to take a vacation or two ;)

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780 Aslakson3 June 21, 2012 at 6:14 pm

Mix up some delish meals for the ones I Love :)

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781 Marlana Cooley June 21, 2012 at 6:14 pm

I’m going to take my family on lots of hikes, make lots of good food, and make lots of memories.  <3

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782 Melissa Nordstrom Terry June 21, 2012 at 6:14 pm

Sell lots of freshly roasted coffee at my local farmers market. And try to make some headway on my PhD when I can.

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783 Sondi June 21, 2012 at 6:14 pm

I am going to take most of the summer off to relax and heal, and write!

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784 Carley June 21, 2012 at 6:14 pm

fruity smoothies on hot days, swimming in lakes, visiting family!

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785 Karen June 21, 2012 at 6:14 pm

I’m going to love until it hurts. Meaning I’m hugging everyone until I leave a bruise. 

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786 Jil June 21, 2012 at 6:14 pm

I want to knit, knit a lot. Eat good, wholesome food because it’s the most therapeutic thing I can do for myself. I want to run, far and fast. I want to flirt and fall in like with someone. I want to reconnect with old friends and find new ones.

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787 Photon99 June 21, 2012 at 6:15 pm

Start training to run a half marathon with our daughter and new son in law!

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788 Karen June 21, 2012 at 6:15 pm

Baking! We’ve gone gluten free and boy do I have a steep learning curve!!

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789 Elaine Friedberg June 21, 2012 at 6:16 pm

Move into a new apartment and get my DIY on to transform it!

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790 Nichole Murawski June 21, 2012 at 6:16 pm

I am only going to work part time so that I can spend time doing fun things with my 18 month old daughter and my husband before he goes off to officer training school.  (And hopefully making baby #2!!!)

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791 Tiffany B June 21, 2012 at 6:16 pm

This summer of love I’m going to get my first real job and I’m going to love it!

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792 Joelle June 21, 2012 at 6:17 pm

Me husband and I are going to go sailing on our new sailboat. It’s 30 feet long and a joy to sail as well as a great challenge. I also get to work in a new culinary environment (a small boat galley) and complete a bunch of new craft projects. I recently made new curtains for the boat and am currently working on cushions. 

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793 Anika B June 21, 2012 at 6:17 pm

Enjoying the final weeks of my semester abroad in Chile!!!!

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794 Jessica June 21, 2012 at 6:18 pm

doing what i love most with who i love most:  wine tasting and traveling around the country visiting family and friends.

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795 Holly | Beyond Kimchee June 21, 2012 at 6:18 pm

Happy birthday, Sarah!
I am taking my family to the Rocky mountain for some outdoor fun. Living in cosmopolitan surrounding it’s been years since we have been camping out in the wilderness (?).

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796 Jenny Lee June 21, 2012 at 6:18 pm

 Vacation with family! Then back to work.

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797 Jahnvee June 21, 2012 at 6:18 pm

I’m going to paint and photograph foods made from my kitchen. 

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798 Tritia T. June 21, 2012 at 6:18 pm

I will be looking for the best cheese steaks, cupcakes, and ice cream in the wonderful state of California! =] 

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799 Sky June 21, 2012 at 6:18 pm

eat deliciousness!

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800 Ssipos June 21, 2012 at 6:18 pm

Getting in shape.  Priority #1.  Side-bar, is that your freakishly cute Chihuahua?  I have one that looks very similar!

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801 Janeleger June 21, 2012 at 6:18 pm

I am going to win an ice blue kitchenaid and head to the kitchen. 

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802 Marla Ellis Avery June 21, 2012 at 6:18 pm

Helping teach VBS. Going back to MD Anderson for my scans in July to get another GREAT report. Being blessed and thankful for every breath. Enjoying planning my daughters birthday in August she will be 3. Lots to do this summer and enjoying it all!

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803 Carmen F. June 21, 2012 at 6:18 pm

Sample wedding cake and share a backyard hammock with my sweetie.

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804 Mary June 21, 2012 at 6:18 pm

Train my new dog Howie!

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805 Andie June 21, 2012 at 6:19 pm

Remodeling my kitchen in preparation for my love to return in the fall :)

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806 Rose C. June 21, 2012 at 6:19 pm

I’m exercising like crazy and eating well; getting ready to start school full time after 30+ years….yay!

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807 Colleen Madigan-Stockman June 21, 2012 at 6:20 pm

I care give for a really sweet lady and just finished decorating a wedding last weekend in burlap and lace…lovely!

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808 robin jones June 21, 2012 at 6:20 pm

hosting lots of summer parties!

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809 Kellynone32 June 21, 2012 at 6:21 pm

I’ve started running again.  I also plan to create a dog leash for my dogs and I plan to study for the MCAT

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810 Hello Kitty June 21, 2012 at 6:21 pm

Hide indoors to avoid the heat.

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811 Karla_0526 June 21, 2012 at 6:21 pm

Spending my time in the place where it all started- San Francisco babyy!!

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812 Sduca75 June 21, 2012 at 6:21 pm

Going to Napa with my hubby. First vacation since our honeymoon 10 years ago!

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813 tbone June 21, 2012 at 6:22 pm

hey this contest is awesome.  im planning to be swimming and playing frisbee (tossing disc)

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814 Rebekah June 21, 2012 at 6:22 pm

Grilling and eating a lot of ice cream!

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815 Betty June 21, 2012 at 6:22 pm

 Relaxing and doing lots of things I don’t have enough time for during the school year! :)

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816 TW June 21, 2012 at 6:22 pm

Enjoy my first summer in Chicago

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817 Lauren Ankele June 21, 2012 at 6:22 pm

Cooking, working on my teaching content, and getting engaged to the love of my life! 

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818 Millie Danes mom June 21, 2012 at 6:22 pm

Move back home to Taos New Mexico where I moved from in 1993 while I was single to get my kids in what I perceived to be better schools, They are grown and gone and am expecting our first grandchild. Will be moving  with my new husband whom I have been happily married to for 5 years. We are building a food truck, plan on starting a Great Dane rescue and living happily in a town that has more love and spirit than I have ever seen. Feeling blessed and thought I would share….
Nan T.

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819 Vivian - vxdollface June 21, 2012 at 6:23 pm

eat all the ice cream! and not feel guilty about it afterwards hehe

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820 Molly June 21, 2012 at 6:23 pm

Quitting my job to make my apothecary more full time…enjoying more time with friends and family…thanking God for my blessings!

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821 DebbieB June 21, 2012 at 6:24 pm

working way toooo much!

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822 PaulaM June 21, 2012 at 6:24 pm

Swimming at Cape Cod! & enjoining each week of my bountiful CSA. 

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823 Kirra_80 June 21, 2012 at 6:24 pm

Hopefully get ready to have a baby!  

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824 Reneejlyons81 June 21, 2012 at 6:24 pm

Home on maternity leave, closing on a new home, and hitting the beach for the 4th

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825 Linda June 21, 2012 at 6:25 pm

After recovering from a broken shoulder, I am going to start cooking for my husband again.  He did all the work for several months.

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826 Eva June 21, 2012 at 6:25 pm

Working and a vacation to a family wedding in Maine!

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827 Nela June 21, 2012 at 6:26 pm

I’m going to improve my relationship with my boyfriend this summer… we’ve been through a lot and this summer is the perfect chance for the both of us to be stress free and not always under each other’s skin. 

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828 Ginny Schmid June 21, 2012 at 6:27 pm

Baking lots of things! Cupcakes, cheesecakes, cakes, cookies etc. And of course enjoying time with my family and friends :)

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829 Caity G. June 21, 2012 at 6:27 pm

Busy with work in July, but hopefully some time for a beach trip in August!

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830 IzieAnn June 21, 2012 at 6:27 pm

This summer of love will be spent planning a wedding: I am getting married to my best friend of almost 7 years. We are relocating to our home state to spend time with family before the big day, and then we are off again, into the world! In the mean time, we plan to cook delicious meals for our families to show them our love and appreciation as we become one big family! 

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831 Iluvmyhoneys June 21, 2012 at 6:27 pm

when I’m not working, I will be spending time with my hubby and kids, and hopefully fixing up our new house we just bought!!

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832 Sung Choi June 21, 2012 at 6:27 pm

Quality time with my hot wife!

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833 Jenn Morgan June 21, 2012 at 6:29 pm

Getting ready to move half way across America to start grad school.

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834 Casey Ann June 21, 2012 at 6:29 pm

I’m going to be a new mom in a few weeks! I can’t imagine what I’ll be up to?! 

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835 Pamw17 June 21, 2012 at 6:29 pm

Go on a trip with my honey!

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836 Richard Huizar June 21, 2012 at 6:29 pm

Work on my garden and harvest  as many fresh veggies as I can for my family.  Learn to can tomatoes, make salsa, and kale chips

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837 Robin Bicknell June 21, 2012 at 6:29 pm

Ride my super fantastic 6yo trekanner name “As You Wish” or Wishy (a 5yo named him :)  We went swimming in a nearby pond today after a trail ride – it was 95 in VT!

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838 Branny June 21, 2012 at 6:30 pm

Great giveaway.  I’m going to sleep in!

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839 Jaime June 21, 2012 at 6:30 pm

eat (and drink) my way through italy!

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840 Camiecoffey June 21, 2012 at 6:30 pm

Swimming and having fun in the sun every day!

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841 wookietv June 21, 2012 at 6:30 pm

 Going on a 2-3 week roadtrip to discover the wondrous varieties of bbq in our country. Then bring back a plentiful amount of rubs and sauces to keep me going for the rest of the summer at home!

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842 Neenayoon June 21, 2012 at 6:31 pm

hopefully lots of baking with my new stand mixer ;) 

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843 cutee_pie29 June 21, 2012 at 6:32 pm

go exploring through the province of Ontario… and taking photos along the way. Perhaps there will even be a very cute man in the car with me!

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844 Sophia Li June 21, 2012 at 6:32 pm

Hanging out with family and friends while enjoying Summer!!

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845 Ive629 June 21, 2012 at 6:32 pm

Taking my kids to Disney and Sanible Island too.

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846 Jazzymom1991 June 21, 2012 at 6:32 pm

I am going to San Francisco…with flowers in my hair.

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847 Blueskyegrace June 21, 2012 at 6:32 pm

I am going to revel in all that is summer. Trips to the river with homemade bread and jam, ripe strawberries and homegrown tomatoes. 

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848 Cindy-oh June 21, 2012 at 6:34 pm

volunteer, lounge, eat good food, cook, repeat :) 

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849 Dididdit June 21, 2012 at 6:34 pm

Telling every I love that I love them.

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850 Adams_k June 21, 2012 at 6:35 pm

I’m a teacher…so I am lucky enough to spend the summer with my 2 beautiful girls!

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851 Darbanella June 21, 2012 at 6:35 pm

I just got laid off.  If I win I’ll be redecorating my kitchen around this gorgeous mixer.

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852 adek June 21, 2012 at 6:35 pm

will be trying to find an awesome job!

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853 Michelle June 21, 2012 at 6:35 pm

Spending time on the verandah. Cool drinks, home made ice-cream and lazy reading!

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854 kjmmn25 June 21, 2012 at 6:35 pm

Trying to stay cool and biking around town.

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855 Betsy June 21, 2012 at 6:35 pm

We are sharing  graduation activities with one grandson from high school and a granddaughter graduating from Notre Dame then on to wedding  parties and up coming wedding in August  for the granddaughter. The new mixer would be great for all my upcoming cooking and baking projects.My Kitchenaid mixer is at last 40 years old!!

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856 khark June 21, 2012 at 6:36 pm

My goal for this summer is to try new greens – any new greens I can get my hands on! I refuse to say no to something new!

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857 Anna June 21, 2012 at 6:36 pm

work, ride my horse and look for a job!

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858 Jenfreygrl June 21, 2012 at 6:37 pm

Spend time away with my husband at one of our favorite wineries that is having the grand opening to their new inn!!! 2nd night away in 3+ years!! (kids, anyone?!?!)…

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859 Chima Nwanna June 21, 2012 at 6:37 pm

Take summer classes

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860 Danielle June 21, 2012 at 6:37 pm

Working a lot but in my off time I’ll be reconnecting with my brother who has been in China all year teaching. Also hopefully cooking/baking up a storm with this amazing mixer that I’ve always wanted in a beautiful colour I just love!

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861 Ariel June 21, 2012 at 6:38 pm

Enjoy the sunshine and help my best friend plan her wedding! 

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862 Whitney rector June 21, 2012 at 6:38 pm

Spending as much time with my kids before they leave out if state for college . I do not look forward to empty nesting. :(

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863 Ruta June 21, 2012 at 6:38 pm