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One surefire way to make sure your sunshine stays with you is to wear it. Granted, this is more metaphorical than literal. (Stay out of direct sun, use sunscreen, wear hats.) On a much more symbolic level, let’s talk about arm candy and how it directly relates to the amount of sunshine in your life. I, for one, am all about arm candy. As I’ve gotten older, I find myself drawn to accessorizing predominantly with bangles and bracelets. One quick flick of the wrist and rays of sunshine spread like wildfire.

Sewsephine is a line of handcrafted jewelry by designer Joey Wilson. These are the kinds of pieces you find yourself reaching for on a daily basis. The best part? They absolutely transition from day to night. So no matter where the sun leads you, you’ll be properly adorned. This neon pink number is the perfect way to celebrate the long days of summer as well as the long nights. And who doesn’t love a well accessorized long night, yes? Sewsephine is a mecca for wearable sunshine.

Sewsephine is giving away two $25 gift certificates to two lucky winners (one each)! To enter to win, please answer the following question no later than Thursday, July 19th. Comments now closed…good luck!
Please visit Sewsephine and tell us: What is your favorite childhood summertime memory? Did you spend your summers at camp or at home? Vacations? 
Start checking the winner’s box on Monday, July 22nd, to see if you’ve won!
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    heather f says:

    I used to love going to my grand parents dairy farm. I loved helping with the milking and playing in the hay barn

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    Kate B says:

    Ha, my favorite summertime childhood memory was probably not ENTIRELY safe, but I was with my dad, so…

    Every summer we’d go visit my grandparents’ place on a lake in Indiana. It was nothing fancy (in fact it was a trailer park!), but they had a big lovely pontoon boat and we could go tubing and swimming for hours. The thing I remember most fondly is at least one afternoon every year, my dad would take me out on the roads leading to the lake, driving along until we got to one of those big, crumbly rocky faces, and he’d park the car on the shoulder with the hazards on. We’d both climb out of the car and pick through the rocks, discovering all of these awesome little fossils of various shells, small water creatures, and occasional plant matter. It was amazing and I’d always leave with a giant bag of dusty rocks to add to my collection at home. I wanted to be an archaeologist when I grew up (whoops, ended up as a graphic designer, which I love being!), and I just adore that my dad took me seriously and found a way to help me explore my interests. I haven’t thought of it in that way until the memory jumped into my head, so thanks for the great question! That’s really my favorite part about the Bright Side Project: the chance to thoughtfully answer some cool questions and reflect on things!

    (Also, super-excited that you offer silver-toned metal accents in your jewelry as well. I don’t even enter some of the giveaways when everything is gold-toned, which I simply don’t like on my skin. Three cheers for variety!)

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    Juliet Farmer says:

    we were very poor, so no camp for us, but the apartment we lived in had a pool, and in the summer we used to swim all day and then get out and lay down on the hot cement to warm up. i will never forget that feeling. 🙂

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    Aimee H. says:

    My parents are both teachers so every summer was great for us 4 sisters because we’d always go on vacation/adventure! At first it was Disney/Seaworld type vacations but as we grew older, my parents would try to take us someplace new. My mom says having traveled to many places is the one of the best things she can take with her after she dies- she always says in spanish “lo paseado nadie me lo quita” (no one can take my traveling experiences) and having the opportunity to travel with family is the best experience.

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    Jasanna Czellar says:

    I always loved being active, so I think making tree forts with blankets was one of my favorite memories. 🙂

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    Jennifer says:

    We never went away to camp, but my family rented a cabin in the woods of Maine for a week every summer until after I had graduated from college. The same families would be there year and year and I am in touch with many of them, still. On one of these summer vacations I had my first kiss. And on another I went there to nurse my broken heart after my college boyfriend married someone else. I will always associate the sweet smell of pine with those magical weeks.

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    Shary says:

    Summertime’s for my brother and I are some of te best memories I have. Growing up in the most beautiful place on this planet, Maui. Yes I’m a little biased, but it is a very beautiful island. We spent our summers at the beach, all day long. The sun would set late into the evening and mom would always say, ” as long as the sun is up, you can play”. This meant hours of endless free entertainment. I’m looking forward to passing this on to my son…

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    ren says:

    we spent our summers on the delaware bay in a tiny house on a marsh. no real tv reception, no other kids, but i loved it. i read, fished, explored and made stuff. and kept horseshoe crabs as pets. 

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    Charlene says:

    Practicing chamber music in a beautiful venue in Leavenworth, WA

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    Nikki says:

    No summer camp for me, but definitely family camping trips to the lake for waterskiing, driving to visit grandparents and cousins, and one time a big-deal trip to Hawaii.  My favorite summer memory is setting off fireworks in the neighbor’s drive way with all the neighborhood kids and parents.  It was the perfect area to grow up, lots of kids, friendly parents, lots of playing outside, riding bikes, neighborhood BBQs, swimming in someone’s backyard pool.  But Fourth of July was the best!  I will never forget the sparkle and crackle of the fireworks, and shrieking at the BANG BANG with the other kids.  I absolutely was mesmerized by the magic of the colors and thought the dads and teenage boys were so brave to deal with FIRE!  Even sparklers gave me a thrill–and they still do!

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    Brooke says:

    I loved vacationing in gulf shores Alabama with my family. We would build crazy sand sculptures and go “critter hunting” at  night!

    ~Brooke

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    Brittany K says:

    definitely going to the “beach” – a small man made lake near my childhood home that was attached to a golf course. i made some amazing lifelong friends while i learned to swim and golf there. we used to play this game called “dibble dabble” and all the kids could line up on the doc or raft, and one person would dive in with a plastic shovel and try and swim really far down to let it go. the first person to spot it, yell “dibble dabble” and dive in to get it wins and gets to hide it next!

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    sam says:

    As one of six kids summers were spent at the local pool in our neighborhood – vacations were very rare.  Occasionally we would get to spend a few days at my grandparent’s house – though they usually came to visit us.

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    Jac says:

    My favorite daily activity was swimming in the pool with friends, then taking a break to ride bikes to the local fro yo shop, then jumping back in the pool after the ride home because by then we were all sweaty and hot again. My family would also go camping down at the local beach with a large group of friends. Smores, surf, and sand= perfect summer. To make it even better one summer all the kids built this giant hole in the sand. Seriously it was so deep that a dad had to come into the hole to lift us out of it and then we took turns jumping over the opening. Looking back I can’t believe no one ever stopped us or at least told us this was a horribly dangerous activity with the capability for a massive cave in or at least a broken bone if someone accidentally fell in.

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    Melelina says:

    My favourite summer memories was spending time at my best friend`s grand-mother`s place, which had a forest in the backyard and a pool! We would also camp in the backyard!

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    Courtney J says:

    Sometimes I attended summer camp (there was never one that I annually returned to) and we usually went somewhere for a vacation. My favorite summertime memory was taking my best friend to a neighborhood pool my family was a member of…We wore the same bathing suits (totally unintentional) and we would take turns jumping off the diving board and challenging each other to see how long we could hold our breath underwater while we swam down the 12 foot deep end. Every half hour, they’d require all the kids to leave the pool so they could quickly clean and allow adults to swim laps (I think the break was for about 15 minutes). We would eat microwave popcorn which always seemed to taste better when it had been sitting for a few hours and we were shivering and smelling like chlorine.

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    Erika W. says:

    My favorite summertime memory is going back to California to visit family and spending time at Old Town San Diego, Sea World, Disneyland and more! I never went to any summer camps. We mainly stayed at home or went out to California!

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    Natasha says:

    My favorite Summertime memory is visiting the beach every year with my family and feeding the seagulls! We never went to camp, just stayed home and did one Summer trip with the family!

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    Hedy says:

    I fondly remember summers spent running around my aunt’s farm in Germany. I mostly had to help out but I also stole some time away to climb ladders into the hay lofts and jump through the sunflower field. Miss those days!

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    ELIZA ELLIOT says:

    We would play outside all summer…from dawn till sundown – just wonderful times with the kids on our block! those were the days!!

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    Jen says:

    Summer was spent at home and as many hours as possible in the pool. My sisters and I would play “rapids”  where one person would spin the other in a floating tube underneath the diving board where another person would stand on the edge and dump a bucket of water over her head when she came out the other side.

    This memory makes me smile…

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    Elizabeth says:

    Every other summer my family drove from Montana to Maine, where my dad’s family lived. Now that I’m older, lots of people ask me why we didn’t fly. But I loved our treks more than anything. I have SO many fond memories of endless games in the car, including one I made up in 5th grade where one person acted as a radio show host and everyone else called in with their problems. I loved the simplicity of those trips – the sheer mission of getting to Maine and the extreme delight in doing it with AS MUCH JOY AS POSSIBLE with my dear family.

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    Emily B says:

    My dad grew up on a large cattle ranch in south eastern Montana, on the banks of the Missouri river. We lived in Boston, but during the summers, my siblings and I would go stay with my grandparents in Montana, floating the river, catching turtles, exploring the attic and bunk houses, harassing the cattle, and making more bacon than any human should consume. My grandparents sold the ranch over 10 years ago and I miss it so much. I wish my kids could have a taste of the quietude and beauty there.

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    Regan says:

    My favorite childhood summertime memory was spending time with my grandparents in Indiana. I’m from Texas, so the experience of going to Indiana was entirely different for me. There were lightning bugs, green fields of corn, rolling hills, county fairs, and, best of all, a regatta in my grandparents’ town. My mom had been the Madison Regatta queen as a young lady, and being down there on the river, watching the speedboats, gave me a great connection to my mom. I felt the excitement she must have felt as queen of it all.

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    Jessica says:

    My dad’s extended family (6 aunts and uncles, 8 cousins, my parents, my brother, and me) rents a big house for one week every other summer. The family is spread across both coasts and 7 states and it’s a perfect way to stay in tough… we’ve been doing it for 24 years now. We choose a new location every time. There’s cooking together, cleaning together, swimming together, crazy amounts of laughing together, and more board and cards games than it should be possible to fit in a week. It’s always crowned off by the family euchre tournament which starts one night after dinner and lasts until the wee hours of the morning. Everyone has their set partner, and the winning team gets bragging rights for the next two years. We’ve been to South Dakota, Michigan, Mexico, Tennessee, Kentucky, Nevada, North Carolina, Canada, New Jersey, and many, many more places. The tradition started when I was two and I can’t imagine what growing up would’ve been like without that family time.

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    jane says:

    we don’t really have summer here, but when i was a child, summer involved overseas trips out of singapore with my family! but in the last few years (i’m a university student now), it seems that summer is more and more about staying home to take care of household chores and such on behalf of my elderly grandma, who is too old to do such things now, so i’ve been preparing lots of homecooked meals too 🙂 either way, i guess to me summer is about spending time with my family, both overseas or locally 🙂

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    Tiffany says:

    My favorite childhood summertime memories usually involve bathing suits, fresh cut grass and a blow up pool or slip n’ slide! Lunch was served outside and if we were lucky the ice cream truck would make its rounds.

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    Carla says:

    My favourite childhood memories all involve the gorgeous house in the Kootenays that my grandparents owned. We visited every summer. The smell of cedar still takes me back to those times; the entire front half of the house was paneled with beautiful cedar that exuded a gorgeous scent every day when the sun warmed it all afternoon.

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    cindy says:

    We actually spent much of our summers with our grandparents at their cabin on a lake. My favorite memories are just staying in the water ALL DAY LONG and my grandmother throwing us otter pops from the porch directly into the water for us to snack on!