Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Gone Camping and Mystery Giveawy


M


y first full day of summer holidays
has been great so far! I slept in until 9:30, then made a nutrient packed juice with: 1/2 a canary melon, 1 grapefruit, 1 red pepper, and 5 strawberries. I juiced it first, then tossed some ice in and blended it in my Vita-Mix:







I also had some eggs with mushrooms, cheese and hot sauce:


(2 whole eggs and 2 whites)

After breakfast I went for an approximately 7 km bike ride in the blazing heat.

I came home and got ready for camping! The hubby and I are leaving today to go camping with some of our friends for the weekend. July 1st is a Holiday in Canada (Canada Day). We will be home Sunday.

I baked some cookies for our camping trip:



I packed my stuff:



And had oatmeal for lunch :-)


(Inside a canary melon - they taste so good together!)


Mystery Giveaway
(It's a good one!)

As a thank-you to my readers, I am going to do a little Mystery Giveaway! The winner will receive a surprise package in the mail, but they won't know what they are getting - you know, like Christmas!!

This giveaway is open to residents from the US and Canada only.

The winner will be chosen randomly when I get home on Sunday July 4th.

How to enter: Leave a comment. You can enter ONCE PER DAY from TODAY (Wednesday June 30th) to (SATURDAY July 3rd). A total of 4 ENTRIES per person.

Wednesday's Question: What is your favourite song at the moment? I need download ideas for a summer CD!

Thursday's Question: Today is Canada day! Are you from Canada? Have you been to Canada? What do you know/ think about Canada? Is there anywhere in Canada you hope to visit?

Friday's Question: What are your weekend plans?

Saturday's Question: Tell me something interesting about yourself!

Happy entering! Enjoy your weekend, and I will be back on Sunday to Announce the Giveaway winner and catch up on all your blogs.

51 comments:

Alanna @ Blood, Sweat & Cupcakes said...

Happy Canada Day to a fellow Canadian :) Have fun camping!

I have been listening to a lot of 'Florence and the Machine' lately.

Kat said...

So jealous of your camping trip!! I need to go so so bad!! Favorite song at the moment-anything off John Mayers new cd!! I really love Half of my heart though :)

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

Great giveaway! It's awesome to get a surprise package!!

It may be dumb but I've been listening to Only Hope from Mandy Moore. I just love it. Also Bon Jovi. Anything Bon Jovi basically!

Celine Holloway said...

Hey, Jolene! My first day of holidays was spent in the ER with my hubby again...allergic reaction for the fourth time (to who knows what). So...my dream of the first big sleep-in was crushed. Anyway,
one of my favourite songs right now is "Don't Call Me Baby".
It drives my son nuts because when I start singing it, I can't stop.
Then I have to think about "It's A Small World" to get it out of my head (idea courtesy of Craig Ferguson)! Safe camping...stay out of the poison ivy!

Heather Iacobacci-Miller said...

Hey girl - hope you have a great trip. I'm still loving Black Eyed Peas right now - any of the songs.

Shannon M said...

I am loving Need You Now by Lady Antebellum

Sarah B. said...

I love surprises! Right now I am listening to Gogol Bordello, I love their song "Start Wearning Purple!"

Simply Life said...

what a fun giveaway -I love the idea! Hmm, my favorite song right now ingrid michaelson, giving up.

Kelsey said...

Usher "O.M.G"

Drake "Find Your Love"

Katy Perry "California Girls"

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

Wednesday Question: Current song is 'Feels like Home' by Chantal Kreviazuk. I just heard it for the first time the other day and it's SO beautiful!!

One Healthy Apple said...

Right now I have the Billionaire song stuck in my head. I don't know who sings it, but it gets stuck in my brain for days!

Christina said...

Hmm, my fave song right now is Lady Gaga's Alejandro!!!

xoxo

edmontonjb said...

Thursday's Question- I am from Canada. I've lived in three different provinces and have visited them all except for Newfoundland so I would like to visit there. Happy Canada Day!

Amanda Adams said...

My favorite song at the moment is "Pony" by Far. It's a weird remake of the original and I think it's sexy.

~Amanda

mymarblerye said...

have fun camping! Fave song right now is either the rhianna and eminem one or katy perry's CALIFORNIA GIRLS!

Anne Marie said...

What an awesome giveaway! Happy Canada Day to you!

My favorite song at the moment is anything from Hanson's Shout it Out album-it rocks!

Lindsay @ http://pancakesnpajamas.blogspot.com/ said...

I haven't been to Canada, but it is most definitely on my list to go there. It seems like all Canadians I've met are so friendly and simply wonderful.

Kacy said...

I'm not from Canada, but I'd love to visit! I would love to go to Banff, Toronto, Vancouver - anywhere really :) As long as there's not 4 feet of snow on the ground that is, haha.

Have fun on your trip!

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

Ok, Thursday question: Not from Canada, Minnesota is close though. I've never been there. I know that the Canadian Quarters won't work in vending machines and that people in Quebec really try to hold on to their French heritage. That's about all I know of Canada. Horrible that we live so close but don't know anything about it. I admit, Americans are snobs, we don't teach our kids enough about other countries. Ooh! it just dawned on me, I HAVE been to Canada, we went to Niagara Falls after high school and we went into Canada briefly. :-)

Shannon M said...

I am definitely 100% all Canadian! :) I'd love to spend more time on the east coast - so beautiful! Happy Canada day!

winkingannie said...

Happy Canada Day! I'm not from Canada. I'm actually from as far away as you could get -Miami. :)

However, I've been to Canada a few times and really enjoyed it. I would love to see more of the parks up there.

Protein Girl said...

Wednesday: Snuff by Slipknot, I still love Carolina Liar's "Tell me what I'm looking for'. It is so uplifting!!

Protein Girl said...

YAY I am from Canada!!!!!! lol
Thanks for the comment on my Holy Basil review. I have all these reviews in my head, but need to actually sit down and write them! IF you are ever interested in another product, or not sure if it is good, just write me! IT's what I do! I have tried and studied it all! I would like to win!!

Jessica @ The Process of Healing said...

I've never been to Canada!

Jessica said...

Thursday - I am Canadian... woo hoo

Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty said...

Wednesday - I am just loving Kings of Leon right now, I've loved them forever, but it's great! And sunshine = country music for me!! heheh :)

Kelsey said...

thursdays question: im canadian, B.C. woot!
i like canada but i dont like the weather, its too much for me and feels really unstable, hot cold hot cold.. i need a more balanced climate. but i want to visit quebec and toronto ASAP! im dying to shop and eat and explore there :) <3

greensandjeans said...

What a great summer kickoff! Have fun! I have been to Montreal, vancouver, and nova scotia, but there are many more places in Canada that I would love to explore!

Fit Chick in the City said...

Your juice is so pretty! I hope you enjoy your camping trip!

Sarah B. said...

I live in Canada...in the same city as you! I really want to travel to Quebec!

Sarah B. said...

I am from Canada and I really want to travel to Quebec!

Jocelyn said...

yes I am from canada..and I love it! :) Woohoo!

challenges2010 said...

Well that's a novel giveaway...Xmas in July!

My favourite song...most played according to my Iphone is Flying by Blue Rodeo and Ride Forever by Paul Gross(from Due South)

challenges2010 said...

I'm not from Canada though I've been here since 1976. I can't see moving back to the U.S. The Rockies and the Maratimes as I haven't been there yet.

challenges2010 said...

Saturday I plan on working and then relaxing(doing nothing).
Sunday I will probably do a brick workout(25m bike/6.2m run) before I go play golf with a buddy.

John said...

Interesting? hmmmmm Once won $60 when I was 16 by drinking a combination of any fluids and juices were on our dinner table. Tabasco,chinese food juice,pop,soy sauce,etc.
It was pretty bad but when you're young you're thinking easy money :-)

Oh yeah once per day.....lol...oh well. I'll leave this anyways as I'll probably forget about coming back. Least you'll get a chuckle :-)

Alanna @ Blood, Sweat & Cupcakes said...

Friday's question: Going hiking! :) Hope you're having a grand time camping!

mymarblerye said...

fri: this saturday i'm working cause I have to do an inventory of the pharmacy then sunday is america's independence day..I wanna find a parade!

livelaughlovehopeeat said...

I am from canada too... and left the country to celebrate! haha
So I just finally got internet..... I will answer wed and thursday's questions too, just for fun...
wed- Colbie Caillat lately.... i like bubbly... she reminds me of art therapy at Renfrew!
thurday- Yes.... Vancouver! And I love it. Minus the lack of diet soda choices..... but a quick trip to the US every so often is fine too... make it more exciting!
Friday- Weekend plans.... on our boat going to seattle, in lake union for 4th of july fireworks, then in front of pike place market..... stock up on my market spice tea!!

Kelsey said...

Friday's Question: weekend plans include thrift store shopping, groceries, and possibly baking :)

Debbie said...

I hope you are having a great weekend!
My plans are today to bake some cookies for the family and for my daughter to take to visit her boyfriend. Then I'm going eyeglass shopping with my son.

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

Ok, Friday question: Weekend plans. Not much. The husband works all weekend but has Monday off. The kids and I will go on walks and bike rides but we'll be sticking close to home as we only have one car. Monday hopefully we'll do something fun like a park but I need to get my hair cut so I might do that. We're pretty boring people. :-)

Kelsey said...

Saturday Question: Hmm I was quite the athlete when I was younger. Top in cheerleading, basketball, volleyball, badminton, cross-country running, track, swimming and anything else i could get my hands on. and i was always SO COMPETITIVE! its kind of weird now that im mostly just a yoga and walking kind of girl lol.

Jodie said...

I used to be a Travel Agent, but now I am a trainer who speaks some French.

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

i have lived in 10 houses in 10 yrs - is that interesting ? :)

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

weekend plans = be w/ my fam

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

been to toronto twice when i was younger

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

fave song Usher OMG

Whitney said...

Hello!

Mystery! I'm sad that I was gone for the first few days of this. :)
Something interesting about me.... hm. My sister and I are training for our first Ultramarathon of 50 miles in September. The training miles are just starting to stack up seriously, so it's getting to feel "real." I'm excited, a bit scared, and will hopefully be prepared when the day comes!

Jocelyn said...

Saturdays question! Something interesting about myself....

I can't stand the taste of most alchaholic bevvies...especially rum! I think it makes me stand out lol

Melissa @ For the Love of Health said...

Happy Belated Canada Day! :-)
I am a hiphop & R&B fiend because I find it makes for good music for workouts and I just love it! I recommend Trey Songz if you are into R&B :-)

Great giveaway! On that note, stop by my blog to check out my giveaway!