The Great Fundraising Act

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Good morning! Happy Monday! 😎

First things first: The Great Fundraising Act!

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If you haven’t heard about The Great Fundraising Act yet, Janetha of Meals and Moves has organized a live online auction and bake sale for Susan, a fellow blogger, who was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and has hefty medical bills to the tune of $5000 monthly. For more info about Susan and this fundraiser, you can click here.

The Great Fundraising Act kicks off TODAY! There are over 100 items to bid on, and all funds raised through the auction will go directly to benefit Susan’s treatment.

This is by far biggest online auction I’ve ever seen in the blogworld. Please consider checking it out and bidding. Two signed copies of my book are up for grabs!

Breakfast

I woke up craving eggs this morning. I usually wake up craving cupcakes, so it was a nice change of pace.

I made an egg sandwich on a whole wheat Sandwich Thin with watermelon and an iced coffee with soy milk on the side. Delish.

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Marylou’s 25Β’ Iced Coffee

I’m super excited about this:

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Obviously, I’m taking a trip to Marylou’s today.

Question of the Day

What is your favorite summer ritual?

Mine: Drinking copious amounts of iced coffee. Ok, I do that year-round. My favorite summer ritual is taking Murphy for evening walks. I love the cool evenings. Murphy does too. Going to Kimball’s for ice cream is also aΒ summer ritual. I need to take a trip SOON!

P.S. A new Carrots ‘N’ Weights post is coming later this morning!

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  1. I love fro yo in the summer time. Actually, wait no I love fro yo all year round but in the summer it is just that much more delicious!

  2. Favorite summer ritual: savoring my breakfast! I teach, so during the school years, mornings are crazy! Now I get to relax, drink iced coffee (from the keurig; it’s really good!), and watch the today show in the morning. I love it!

  3. Summer Rituals: FroYo is definitely my favorite ritual… If I can convince anyone to go I’m there! My second is evening walks with friends to catch up and release some tension from the day. O yea and yoga outside if weather temps permit πŸ™‚

  4. Favorite summer ritual (well, one of them!) is going for soft serve ice cream or fro yo in a waffle cone in the evenings πŸ™‚

  5. Favorite summer ritual — definitely taking late evening walks with Jason — it has been too hot to do that lately, but hopefully it will cool down a tad and we’ll be able to get out there more.

  6. Going to Vermont for a couple of nights in August, enjoying frozen yogurt from a local ice cream/yogurt stand, and re-reading Agatha Christie mysteries. πŸ™‚

      1. @Tina: Any of the peanut buttery ones – peanut butter chip, vanilla peanut butter, chocolate peanut butter are all pretty darn fabulous. My grandfather grew up going to Kimballs and he’s 81 now and he still goes every summer, which is pretty awesome πŸ™‚ I haven’t been there in years – I need to get down there when I’m home in NH!

  7. Summer ritual?? Waking up at 7am in July to watch The Tour! I wake up for Andy Schleck who may be considering requesting a restraining order on me because I have Schleck fever!!

  8. My Favorite summer ritual is going to the local ice cream hut with my mom to get orange sorbet in a cone. It is amazingly refreshing on those hot summer days.

  9. Wow 25 cents! Enjoy a few of those today;)

    My favorite summertime ritual is definitely going to Custard Castle (ice cream stand) and buying flats of blueberries at a local farm (I live near Hammonton, NJ the “Blueberry Capitol of the world” where they push out 30% of the world’s blueberries!).
    ~Ang

  10. Long walks with my doggie are at the top of my Summer rituals list too! We always make sure to go first thing in the morning to beat the heat. My neighborhood is so peaceful at 7am! πŸ™‚

  11. Kimballs is EPIC!! Coffee oreo, Kahlua crunch, black raspberry chocolate chip (which is really chocolate chunk)…!

  12. I wish there was a Marylou’s near me! $.25 for an iced coffee sounds AMAZING!!!!

    My favorite summer ritual apart from spending the 4th of July down the cape are evening trips to JJ’s a local ice cream shop with my hubby and parents!

  13. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Kimball’s. I’m going to NH this weekend for a family thing and have actually planned my drive so that there is a Kimball’s stop on the way. It’s amazing.

  14. Our family reunion is always in the summer and it’s always great to see everyone, cousins, uncles, etc. Spiked lemonade and lounging by the pool while the kiddos play.

    Then ice creams parties after dinner. Fun times.

  15. I hope the fundraiser goes well! I’ll definitely check it out!

    That breakfast looks absolutely PERFECT. My favorite summer rituals are grilling out every single night, lots of pool parties, and going to the farmers market every Saturday morning and stocking up on fresh produce.

  16. I tried making iced coffee for the first time this week to deal with the crazy heat – I’m hooked now! Thanks for the inspiration Tina πŸ™‚

  17. My favorite summer ritual? Going to the river! That’s the only thing that my town has to offer, and people come from far off just to boat around on the Tennessee River. So much fun!

    I, also, drink copious amounts of iced coffee during the entire year. It’s so much better that hot to me!

  18. when i lived in NYC, it was going to central park for a picnic and to see my mom sing with the metropolitan opera (she sang in the chorus for 35 years). now that i live in LA (and she’s retired in NJ) i love going to the hollywood bowl to see a concert. i still haven’t gone this season, so i don’t feel like it’s officially summer yet πŸ˜‰

  19. “I usually wake up craving cupcakes…”

    Oh, my, does this sound like my mornings or what. Haha.

    Favorite summer ritual: packing up a cooler and spending all day out on the lake!

  20. That watermelon looks so refreshing!

    Some of my favorite summertime rituals are going to the beach in Maine and Cape Cod, having cookouts, drinking margaritas, going camping, eating ice cream, and looking at the stars! Love summer.

  21. AHHH KIMBALL’S!!!! I was living within 15 miles of a Kimball’s for two years, then I went to California to spend the summer with my family. I only was able to make ONE TRIP before I left! Hopefully I can scramble and get a few more visits in before they close up for the dreaded winter!
    My favorite summer tradition is spending the day on the lake. Also, grilling and eating outside every day!

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