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Weekly Chronicles: 4th of July Edition

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I know today is July 6th but I figure it’s still the holiday weekend and we can celebrate a little longer.  I’m not one to deck myself, my home or anything else in patriotic colors or flags.  I think I’m like most Americans which is fiercely patriotic but it’s inherent.  As a veteran I don’t feel I have to show it; I lived it!

My husband and I have talked about lucky we are to be natural born Americans but I really admire those who sacrificed greatly to start new lives in the United States.  That’s what makes us unique and I hope we don’t forget it.  Now on to lighter thoughts this Sunday morning.

Around the Web

Weight Chronicles was this week’s Friday Feature at Healthy Living Blogs.  Check out the short Q&A and learn something new about me.

If you’ve read the blog this past week I’ve shared a bit about my experience at Fitbloggin’14.  There will be more in the next week or two but every attendee’s experiences have unique aspects.  Instead of linking to dozens of posts, click here for a round-up!

Gluten Free Anna has a great recipe for turkey stuffed bell peppers. I love the veggie replacement for rice!

I can’t wait to try this recipe for a power greens breakfast casserole from Kalyn’s Kitchen.

Mom, What’s for Dinner? shares 10 things anyone new to yoga should know.

Dealing with a water shortage?  Midlife Boulevard has 27 humorous ways to conserve water.

Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans shares favorite health and fitness tools.  I’d really love the fork that monitors how fast a person eats.

A gluten-free diet doesn’t mean you can’t have fried chicken KFC style thanks to this recipe from Gluten Free on a Shoestring.

Giveaways

Yesterday started a new giveaway and three readers will win three bags of delicious Gaslamp Popcorn.  Entries close July 12th.

Roasted Beanz is giving away a $50 Teavana gift card.  Enter by July 20th.

Enter to win a Summer Rocks prize pack at Miss Zippy before it ends July 9th.

300 Pounds and Running is celebrating his birthday with a $25 Amazon gift card giveaway.  Entries close July 15th.

Get your entry in to win one of five $20 Corner Bakery gift cards at Wendy Nielsen.  Entries close tomorrow.

Mindy’s Fitness Journey is hosting a giveaway for a pair of Skora running shoes.  Enter no later than July 9th.

Enter to win a summer prize pack from Estroven at Friend for the Ride.  Entries close July 10th.

Fitful Focus is hosting a Skoop superfood powder giveaway that ends July 8th.

That’s it for this week’s edition.  Enjoy the remainder of the weekend and have a fantastic week!

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