Summertime Giveaway!


Summer has finally arrived in Michigan! It’s warm, birds are singing, the sun is shining and there are multiple opportunities for fun everyday, from road trips to ice cream to summertime reading on your front porch!

Last week I was talking about how when you are a kid, summer feels endless, and full of promise, brand new adventures whenever you are ready. I realized I want a little of that back, that feeling of summer stretching out in front of us like a blank slate, despite having adult responsibilities. These moments can be small or large, summer vacations or a trip to the library, whatever you make it. A chance to make your own summer story.

When I saw this decorative stack of books, I knew that it would help inspire me to keep to my goal – and then I realized I wanted to give an opportunity to one of you to have this as well. When I was talking to Michelle of Bombshell Redesign about what I wanted to do, she generously gifted a matching stack for someone to have the chance to win!

A little bit about Michelle and Bombshell Redesign: She is a firecracker, a whirl of energy and creativity, with an eye for repurposing things that may just get thrown away or recycled. She is a mother, an avid reader, an entrepreneur, an artist. Bombshell Redesign is a quirky, quotable, bookish way to upcycle books headed for recycling or a landfill. She offers many different options, including personalizations and special requests. These decorative stacks are fun and perfect gifts for friends, grandparents, book clubs, and teachers – or for anyone for that matter!

To enter, we are doing this old school! Leave a comment below on my blog, and please be a U.S. resident. You do not need to be a blogger just have an email. Bonus points if you follow me on Instagram @crackercrumblife and @BombshellRedesign! If you do, just leave me your Instagram name in the comments, or email it to me at so I can check. Then I will use a randomizer online to find the winner! Winner will be announced July 7. 🙂