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Stay Cool - Giveaway

Every year we hit a point where summer really slaps you in the face. Those outdoor projects are getting more and more difficult to pull-off without passing out.  Every time the sun catches you, your face melts a little more.  Folks, it's getting ugly out there and we just can't deny it.  The good news is, a crafter is never short on fun activities that can be done in the glory of air conditioning.



This week's giveaway is sponsored by Amanda Shea of Things 4 Girly Girls! Amanda is a stay-at-home mom of 6 kiddos who enjoys spending her spare time crafting. From beautiful ribbon bracelets to gorgeous home decor, Amanda deals in style upgrades for the modern woman. You can stay up-to-date with new products and check out all her crafty adventures on facebook.



How to enter: Simply leave a comment (here or on Facebook) and tell us how you are staying cool on these hot summer days. Personally, I've been using the time to organize and re-decorate the house.  Or, I'll park the laptop next to a window and update websites.  All the view with none of the sweat, just how I like it!
Please don't forget to leave an email address, if I cannot contact you then you cannot collect your prize!

Contest ends at 10:00PM on Tuesday, June 14, 2011. Winners will be announced Wednesday, June 15, 2011. Giveaway is open to US residents only.

And the winner is... Jan of Jewelry4Change!  You have won a Fleur de Lis wall hanging, a $30 value.  This wall hanging is made from mortar, hand painted, and comes with a galvanized metal loop for hanging, making it perfect for decorating both inside and out.  You choose, tan with black accents OR light gray with black accents. Accents can be painted light or heavy depending on your preference.  

You can still own one of these gorgeous wall hangings, even if you didn't win!  Follow Amanda on Facebook facebook or check out Things 4 Girly Girls online!

Are you interested in sponsoring one of our giveaways and having your business listed on our site as shown above? Email me at dfwcraftshows@gmail.com for more information!

45 comments:

  1. I've been staying indoors with the AC down low reading lots of books! Although I'm looking forward to heading home to TX next week for the Detroit Arts Fest, I kinda dread the super hot temps! But, it's supposed to be 100 degrees here tomorrow...so maybe it won't be such a shock!?

    Jessica D.

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  2. Our weather has been so freaky weird in central calif, normally its 110 by this time of year and we just hit high 80s this week. I'm loving hanging out with family on patio and enjoying the cool evening breeze!

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  3. I've been keeping cool inside while I wait for the pool to open! Once that opens I'll be chillin' in the pool!

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  4. I've been sitting in the screened porched at a beach house enjoying the cool and refreshing ocean breeze! Oh, how I wish I can stay here forever...

    ruricloth at yahoo dot com

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  5. It's just now getting hot so we are going to get some passes to the water park down the street!

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  6. Well, we have not yet needed the air conditioning if you can believe it! It snowed last week and the rain continues.... Not sure summer will be visiting us this year! LOL
    (hiwendyhi at yahoo dot com)

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  7. Luckily our AC is finally working, I've spent a lot of time crafting.

    jenfur427 at hotmail.com

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  8. When it gets really hot, the air goes on, but otherwise it's lots of fans going with all the windows 'n doors open :-)

    kathiedp75atyahoodotcom

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  9. I stay cool basking in air conditioning and sporting flip-flops! Also plan on getting a shorter haircut soon.

    elizabethglassturner (at) gmail (dot) com

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  10. I've been staying cool by reading in the AC.
    sonflower277 at gmail dot com

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  11. Either A/C or pool time :)
    skklemm at gmail dot com

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  12. Since I live in Western Washington, staying cool is not a problem. Just open the door & step outside & I'm cool.
    fastkat at gmail dot com

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  13. I am staying inside making jewelry and doing a lot of "spring cleaning",taking things to Goodwill that we just don't use anymore!

    maryleebythesea(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. i've been trying not to use the AC so lots of ceiling and house fans!

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  15. I've been staying inside, using fans and crafting and rearranging some furniture/decor!
    littlegray88 at yahoo dot com

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  16. Well, I live in Oregon and to be honest, it's not very hot here...yet! When it is, I plan on staying inside with the A/C on and crafting up a storm!!
    kweight@byu.net

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  17. I'm all about the air conditioned house!

    darcylee99 at yahoo dot com

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  18. I am using the time inside with the AC on to deep clean and organize my house from top to bottom!

    ninajoleisa at gmail dot com

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  19. LIving in Arizona things heat up pretty quickly in the summertime. I am planning an escape to Scotland and Ireland in August. :) Between now and then, I am spending time in the pool, or in my air conditioned little apartment taking online French lessons and reading. :)

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  20. I'm staying cool on these hot summer days by sipping chilled sangria on the patio

    Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

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  21. I've been staying cool by enjoying the basement! Since I just moved in to a new place, it's a great time to get caught up on organizing and still stay cool!

    danunepthys(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  22. I've been staying indoors under a fan working on jewelry and other crafts.

    nrsvampchickdesigns(at)gmail(dot)com

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  23. We've been staying cool as a family with fruit popcicles, yum!

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  24. Staying cool by swimming every chance I get!
    janmessali (at) gmail.com

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  25. What a beautiful wall hanging! It would
    look perfect in our dining room...
    I am staying cool by going through my
    basement craft room; sorting and organizing
    my stamping goodies. Also, I make sun tea
    and enjoy it on a daily basis!
    Thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  26. We're making good use of the pool.

    mrs.marcus2 at yahoo dot com

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  27. Love this giveaway, thanks! I'll be staying cool inside painting with my nieces this summer. There's no better way to beat the heat, have fun and play with my sweet, sweet nieces!

    hannahherrick@gmail.com

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  28. I'm definitely staying inside quilting. I still need to do some work in my flower beds, but not when it's this hot! Thanks for the chance to win something beautiful. debgiro at wildblue dot net

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  29. I am in Upstate NY so it was hot there for a few days and now it is down to 60 and cloudy. So rather than dealing with the heat, I deal with the ever changing weather. Lately I have taken to cleaning out the garage to prepare for the upcoming community garage sale. It's something I can do no matter the weather.

    kldeamer (at) gmail (dot) com

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  30. I am eating watermelon & swimming. :)

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  31. Definitely using the pool!

    Cerena Leigh
    Luckycldh(at)aol(dot)com

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  32. I'm staying cool by staying in my air conditioned house and doing some late spring cleaning
    jesage@asu.edu

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  33. I live in the northwest so I usually don't have a problem with staying cool, sadly. I moved here from the south and I miss those hot steamy days. We will get about a week of heat and that's when I go to the beach. ambrerose at(aol) dot(com)

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  34. I too have been organizing every room in my house and swimming with the kids to stay cool.
    skipthelaundry at gmail dot com

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  35. Pool with the kiddies, cooking with the crock pot or salads to not heat up the kitchen, & sorting through clothes & toys that aren't used anymore. Oh & blogging/crafting in my free time =D
    ifallelsefailsthen at gmail dot com
    Thanks!

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  36. Ceiling fans in every room! On mild days, I really love hanging out in the hammock with a glass of iced tea!

    tnshadylady at gmail.com

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  37. Drinking lots of water and playing in the pool with the kiddos. : )

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  38. I am spending the new time to learn a new craft ..check it out on my blog.. paper mache'

    http://deedeescraftspot.blogspot.com

    thanks for the chance.. fluer de lis are in my studio decor.. love it...

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  39. We are still fairly cool where I live. Right now its 1230 and I still have the windows open.
    We go to the little local pool a lot during the summer too.

    taffy(dot)lovell@gmail.com

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  40. This week is so cool I just have to open up the house and let the nice breeze in while I sew! When it does get hot I drink gallons of iced sweet tea!

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  41. It was hot for all of three days here in Minnesota! Right now it's 70 degrees and raining!

    kimbahleigh666 at gmail dot com

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  42. staying cool by reading a lot and staying in the Word. joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

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  43. ive been eating a lot of ice cream :) jmmccarr@gmail.com

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  44. by wearing cute, wide brim hats when i go outside!
    Rory
    rfgoaliegirl@gmail.com

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  45. Well, living in Texas, I've learned to stay indoors with the AC on when it's hot and go out in the early morning or late evening. And if I'm out during the warm part of the day, I might just walk close enough to a water sprinkler to cool off a bit. :)
    katrina@ecoFashionistasJewelry.com

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