Monday, July 4, 2011

Fourth of July Fun, and some upcoming giveaways!

Yesterday our family celebrated Fourth of July. And among the chaos, I managed to squeeze in the Insanity workout! I nearly broke my arm patting my back for staying focused ;-)

For those of you who dont know, our family is Vegan-ish. I say -ish because I dont force my kids to stay strict when they are at other people's houses, and Chris eats what he can when he is out and about working. And, Ive been known to eat candy (milk products), and an Iced Coffee or two...or three....

Anyway, so for yesterdays grilling adventure, I decided to marinate portobella mushrooms, zucchini, and onions and throw them on the grill

Tasty, and filling! I was feeling pretty guilt-free, and confident that I could enjoy a healthy holiday...until I pulled out the trifle Emma and I made

Needless to say, I indulged. Emma and I had made a festive American Flag on the top with blueberries and strawberries, but the cream and fruit slid all over the place, and down the side of the trifle dish while It was chilling in the fridge. I reassure you, it did not affect the taste ;-)

Hub's took full advantage of the fun the south has to offer: legally buying fireworks and having backyard fun. He put on quite the neighborhood show last night. We got to meet nearly all the neighbors!
We had a great day with family and neighbors yesterday. I love summer time.

I have some exciting things to announce as well!
I have been selected as 1 of 200 blogs to host a great giveaway!

The event will be held from September 12th, 12:00 A.M through September 22, 11:59 P.M E.S.T.
This is being held by the Blogorama Bonanza of 2011.

Here is the deal:

Starting September 12th, all 200 of the chosen bloggers will be posting their blogs, advertising the giveaway, with links to the other 200 bloggers. This means that those of you who wish to participate in the giveaways can "Blog Hop" and enter in as many of the 200 giveaways as you want!
Each blog is going to have its own "theme" for the giveaway, and the prize value must be a MINIMUM of $75.00. This could be several prizes adding up to that value, or one big prize.
I will be updating everyone as the time comes closer. If any of my readers are bloggers, you should check out the Blogorama Bonanza button on my sidebar and see if there are any spots open to participate in the giveaway!

1 comment:

  1. Wow! You did have quite the healthy and fun 4th of July! That trifle looks amazing. Did you find a vegan substitute for the cream or did you just make a traditional trifle? I'm jealous you guys can set off fireworks, they are illegal here but we did manage to see good show here in town. :)