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The thermostat is forecasted to hit 95 degrees in New York today, which can only mean one thing—summer!

As a kid this was always my favorite time of year: School let out, it became acceptable to eat ice cream every day (strictly for cooling-off purposes), and there was always some new pond or park to explore.

Summer makes me think of road trips, beaches, and swimming—like these stickers for our giveaway:

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For your chance to win, leave a comment and (in 5o words or less) tell us your favorite thing to do in the summer, along with a valid e-mail address.  All comments must be received by 6 p.m. on June 10, 2011.  We'll choose three commenters at random to win these prizes.

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  • It is so hot and rainy here in the summer, and talk about the misquitos. I love to stay in my craftroom and create cards for Operation Write Home.

  • Spending the day on the Rappahannock River with my family, then heading over to Carl's Ice Cream to get something cool and sweet! There's always a line, but it's well worth the wait!

  • I love going to the tasty freeze to get ice cream on hot summer nights when you don't want to eat dinner.

  • My favorite thing to do during the summer is to go floating down the Edisto River!

  • I love camp in the mountains in the heat of summer. Later on when it has cooled off some, we like to plan trips to the beach. Any excuse for some summer adventure is good enough for me!

  • My favorite thing to do in the summer is to go to the beach and relax for the day. Then off for chowder and clam cakes.

  • I love eating watermelon on newspaper in the backyard at sunset.

  • I love to go camping or backpacking! The natural world provides a lot of inspiration and materials for crafting.

  • My favorite thing to do during the summer is swim and barbeque with firends!

  • My fav thing to do in the Summertime in sunny Miami is refreshen my gardens, update my backyard paradise with new colors, cushions and accessories with my Floridian, Latina crafty expertise.

  • I love gardening while watching my toddler, well, toddle in the backyard.

  • My favorite thing is to watch my boys (6 and 3) play in the waterhose or rain, and then catch lightning bugs at night. So much fun!

  • I love wearing no cardigans and taking random walks around my neighborhood.

  • Summer means camping on the MIchigan Shore. Long night by the campfire, roasting hot dogs, daily walks on the beach.

    I love to go any where in the state where I can sit by the shore and just watch the world go by!

  • We'll be in the mid to high 90s until early Sept. My favorite summer thing to do is stay inside where the AC is set at 78 and knit, crochet or sew. Have to prepare for those chilly days and nights when it's in the 70s :)

  • Grilling, eating, warm summer nights, playing in the sprinkler with the kids, iced tea, starry nights, sunshine.

  • My favorite thing to do in the summer is to spend the day at Lake Michigan with my kids. We pack a picnic lunch to eat at the beach(yes,sand sometimes gets in the food). We play in the waves, throw a Frisbee and spend these fleeting moments of childhood together.

  • I love swim lessons with my son. This will probably be our last summer in "mommy and me." I guess I will just have to have another baby!

  • Definitely camping. Also grilling dinner, swimming, walks at dusk, outdoor movies and backyard campfires.

  • My favorite thing to do every summer is taking a trip with my husband to Wildwood Crest and Cape May, NJ and the Poconos in PA. We visit the beach, boardwalk and eat a fabulous dinner. We then take a visit to Cape May. We both love antiques and every year we find something to add to our collection. After that we go to the Poconos, visit the local farms, eat and relax in the mountains. Thereafter, we go to the local flea markets and yard sales and find more antiques and goodies. It's a tradition that we both look forward to every year!!

  • I love hiking!

  • Family favorites are the beach, grilling, and family vaca

  • My favorite thing to do in the summer is host BBQ parties and invite all my friends and families. There is nothing better than friends, family, and food in the same equation.

  • My favorite summer-time thing to do is to pick strawberries! We're going tomorrow!
    Sarah M

  • when summer has come its the perfict time for me to go out for a little walk on the beach to also collect seashells and see that butiful sunset.

  • By far, my favorite thing to do in the summer is read, read, READ. At the park, at the beach, on a camping trip, on an airplane. Summer is the time that I keep books with me at all times, for strictly recreational purposes.

  • i love to kayak/canoe. Nothing like being on the water and seeing the beautiful wildlife! :)

  • Boating on the Hudson River

  • My favorite thing to do in the summer is to head out on a road trip, or just a day trip, early in the morning. Once we hit the highway it brings back that feeling of excitement and anticipation we had as children heading up to a camp we rented for two weeks in Maine or New Hampshire. I remember one with a pump in the kitchen and a two-seater outhouse, old metal camp beds and that old wood smell. Heaven.

  • My favorite thing to do when I was younger was to kayak in the streets. In the summer, when it would rain really hard, the streets would flood, and all of my friends and I would break out the kayaks and canoes and take to the streets!

  • I love going to the beach with my boys - we do it a few times each summer!

  • My favorite thing to do is to take a short chair and place it on a beach at the point where the water is kissing the sand. Sit in the chair and wiggle my feet in the mix of water and sand. Wear a large floppy hat lined with the brightest of colors. smell the ocean breeze and let my worries and cares disappear with every frothy wave.

  • I love sitting out on a porch, drinking something refreshing, and enjoying a nice summer rain/thunderstorm.

  • My favorite thing to do in Los Angeles on a hot summer night is to drive up to the Griffith Park Observatory and enjoy the cool breeze and the twinkling city lights!

  • My favorite thing to do in the summer is travel! Thanks!

  • my favorite thing to do in the summer is to play outside in any way possible!

  • We love the outdoors, and every summer beginning in June, the library puts together a letterboxing program. You pick up your book filled with clues and fun facts and you find a plexi glass engraved plaque hidden on hiking trails or in local playgrounds and parks. It promotes reading, physical activity and engages the ehole family with other friends and family. It's also a great way to get to know your own backyard...

  • Get inspired by Martha's crafts!

  • My favorite summer activity is swinging in the hammock on the porch at a beach house we rent.

  • My favorite thing to do in the summer is to be in my garden. I love to pull weeds, water, and be in my garden.

  • My favorite family things to do in the summer, is to take my grandchildren to our community pool. I have a feeling it's going to be a very hot summer!

    My favorite personal thing to do is make cards!

  • I love to pick wild blackberries and make jam.

  • Towards the end of the school year, in the summer early morning, the kids and I take the long way to school through Loch Raven Drive. We park and take a few minutes to enjoy the early morning in the park, feed the fish and take a little walk.

    I love the early summer mornings with my kids!

  • I love eating steamed blue crabs seasoned with salt, and lots of Old Bay. We live near the Chesapeake Bay and it wouldn't be summer without friends and family stopping by to eat seafood.

  • Our annual summer family road trip at the end of August. We look forward to it all summer by collecting maps and fun things for our excursion. This summer is a "surprise" destination, to keep the kids guessing. Of course, I scrapbook the adventure and we look back on our memories all throughout the year.

  • I love to have family BBQs around the pool. Everyone enjoys each others' company and eats great food at the same time!! I also love to visit the north country of Arizona to get out of the HEAT!! :)

  • Going to youth camp with my church's youth group is usually the best part of summer! Unfortunately, a very sick pet last year, and a pregnancy this year have kept me home.

  • We, my family and I that is, love road trips during the summer. Traveling to cities we never have the time to during the rest of the year is so much fun. Also forces us to leave technologies behind and regroup, another wonderful advantage.

  • I enjoy playing my favorite music while driving with my kids to Virginia Beach to visit two of my 7 sisters!

  • Camping at Timothy Lake with my family and close family friends, is what I look forward to. Swimming, hiking, reading by the campfire, and of course s'mores are all part of the plan!

  • Drink sweet tea,entertain family and friends on the deck and patio and enjoy freshly cut flowers from the garden!

  • What I love in the summer if to spend time with my family and friends at the seaside or mountain, at a cabin. With my bare foot in the green grass or in the sand, enjoying a cold beverage..

  • I love drinking a cup of coffee on the back patio and listening to the birds. It is the best way to start the day.

  • Our backyard view is my favorite summer thing: our 2 little boys swimming, birds eating at our birdfeeder, butterflies flying, and sunflowers growing about 7 feet tall, morning glories and tomatoes all growing in our garden encompasses my view of summer.

  • I love to go watch my grandson's ballgames with the family, and then go out for ice cream after the game.

  • It's truly summer when we can leave the windows open all night, smell the jasmine-scented breeze fill the bedroom and listen to the night bird sing to the stars.

  • I enjoy staying at home, soaking in the sun, relaxing, gardening, barbeques, and spending time with family!

  • I love getting together with friends and having a picnic! We play horseshoes and take a dip in the river. I'm ready!

  • My favourite thing to do in Summer is just sitting in the garden surounded by family and friends and our dog Jinny. :-)

  • I love camping and roasting s'mores and enjoying the warm summer nights!

  • Summer in Florida means indoor fun to me. I love making soaps, candles, baking, preserving, etc. Love your clipart. Thanks.

  • My favorite part of summer is spending time with my family. Weather it is bike riding, having a BBQ, drinking lemonade, or making crafts, we enjoy being together.

  • I LOVE SUMMER!
    My kids are grown and gone, So I frequently host the neighborhood kids to do craft projects with me. I had them decorate cigar boxes for fathers day and we baked platters of goodies for their Moms for Mothers day. This is how I prefer to spend my lazy summer days!

  • As I head into each June, I fantasize about the lazy days of summer. My summer feels complete if: the kids have run around in the backyard in their bathing suits while playing in the sprinklers; we have made our own fruit juice pops in the freezer; and last, but not least, if we have woken up after 9 am for the majority of July!

  • I love spending time outdoors with my grandsons. Whether at the pool or at the park it is always fun times.

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