Crazy Days of Summer Finale Favorites & $200 Giveaway Winner

It's here. The day I've been dreading for some time... the end of the Lazy Crazy Days of Summer Photo Challenge. (Sniffle, sniffle.)

I just want to throw out a heartfelt thank you to all of you who shared your time and talents and supported Kristi and me throughout the challenge. I've loved getting little glimpses into your lives. Whether you take out your camera daily, weekly or even occasionally... Please keep doing what you are doing. The blogosphere is a better place because of you.

Just take a peek at this sampling of favs and you'll see what I mean. Seriously, holy WOW! What a finale!

Top Five Pics of the Week
Submitted by love, life & pictures

Submitted by Naptime Momtog

Submitted by Ramblings and Photos

Submitted by Captivus Living

Submitted by My Reflection of Something

Today marks the official end of the Crazy Days of Summer Photo Challenge. Our summer challenge may be coming to an end, but we've got something new and exciting in store.

I'm thrilled to announce that I'll be hosting the Shades of Autumn Photo Challenge, aimed at capturing the beautiful shades of Autumn, along with Kristi (of Live and Love Out Loud) and Rebecca (of Bumbles & Light). Not experiencing fall in your part of our world just yet? No problem. Our photo challenge is set up so that everyone can participate, no matter the season. The Shades of Autumn Photo Challenge will begin on October 7th. Head on over to my Autumn Photo Challenge page for a complete list of themes and rules. I can't wait to see your colorfully inspiring photos.

And finally, the moment that you've all been waiting for...

The winner of the Crazy Days of Summer Sweet Summer Finale $200 Photography and Scrapbook Giveaway is: Cori of Cori's Big Mouth!

Cori's prizes include:
40 gift certificate to My Four Hens Photography Shop
$40 gift certificate to Weeds & Wildflowers Design
enrollment in Willette's Family Joy photography class
a gorgeous camera strap from And Then She Snapped
a customizable photo album from Designs by Life-n-Reflection
a blog makeover from Gracely Designs
digital banners and paper packs from Lilly Bimble

Congratulations, Cori and thanks again to all of our wonderful sponsors.

Disclosure: The winner of our $200 prize pack was chosen via


  1. That was not an easy job, you had so many amazing entries! That said, I love your top 5 picks!
    Cannot wait to see what autumn has in store...

  2. Wow. We survived the CRAZY Days of Summer! Woohoo! Thanks for helping me get through it, Lish. What an experience! :)

  3. Congrats to the winner!! :)

  4. Congrats to all the winners. Looking forward to the fall challenge.

  5. It is such an honor to be chosen as one of your favorites - thank you so much for hosting this challenge. I've already marked my calendar for the fall challenge. I can't wait!

  6. Bummed it didn't land on my number- however I am totally STOKED!!!! that you all will be hosting a challenge for fall- I really enjoyed participating & looked forward to it each week. Now I just have to fill my void until Oct :)

    Have a great weekend Alicia! See you Wed!

  7. Gorgeous choices!

    I'm looking forward to your autumn challenge.

  8. I love the quilt/ blanket photo and the paint on the child's face. Stunning captures. Can't wait for the Autumn challenge! I'll have some prairie photos to share. Happy Sunday!

  9. What amazing entries!

    Stopping by from Pinke Post :-)

  10. Beautiful choices!! And a big Congrats to the winner!! =)
    I'm excited to see some fall photos!

  11. I just found your blog and am excited to participate in the Colors of Autumn. Although in CA, we don't see the beautiful fall colors like other states, but I'll do my best. I'll just need to get creative!