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dreaming of summer {be the blogger contest}


This post is sponsored and part of my ongoing collaboration with eBay.

Over here, we've had so many blue sky days that it's been easy to start dreaming about summer. And I'm so excited to be thinking about spending summer days in the backyard of our new home.

One of my favorite things about summer is the way time seems to slow down, at least on some days, as Ellie and I gather up our favorite vintage quilts and beads and watercolors and crayons and hang out in the backyard just being together creating.

And then there's the color! From the fruit and veggies bursting at the farmer's market to the flowers to the clothes I'm drawn to wear, there is also so much color in this corner of the world that can sometimes seem like it's just gray and green.

I can't wait!

I've been collecting ideas for all the ways I want to transform our backyard into an oasis and put some of them together in a guide over on eBay that you can read right here. I hope it inspires you to write your own guide and enter it for the next theme in the Be the Blogger contest (read on).



Be the Blogger Theme 2: Getting Summer-Ready

The Be the Blogger contest is your opportunity to write and share your own eBay guides just like I've been doing for over a year now. You have until June 1 to create a guide all about this theme of Getting Summer-Ready.

Some ideas to get you started with your own brainstorming: 

  • Share about the ways you get ready for summer
  • Gather up some of your favorite ideas for a party to kick off summer
  • Write up some tips about how to handle the changes in schedule for your family in the summer
  • Share your favorite go-to summer products and favorite things

Visit the Be the Blogger Contest page and check out all the juicy details and fine print. You will submit your guide on that page too, and be sure to choose my name as the blogger you follow when you submit because I'll be choosing the winner and will highlight the winner's guide on Pinterest to my 3.7 million followers.

Check out my first post about the contest with more tips right here

Most of the answers to your questions about how to enter can be found on the Be the Blogger Contest page and in the Terms and Conditions found there. Remember to also read my guide on How to Create an eBay guide for more tips and answers to questions. I look forward to reading all of your guides!

And note that I'll announce the Theme 1 winner soon. Stay tuned! And eBay will be in touch as well.

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