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April 4, 2011

Juicing, French Pressing, Contests, and Giveaways

First off I want to say thanks to all who have entered the "Not Your Everyday Giveaway" so far! To update you on the NYC vegan engagement weekend contest that Steve and I are finalists in, we are currently neck and neck with another couple for first place, so keep those votes rolling in! We are so touched by all of the support we are receiving, and think we have a really good chance at winning this thing! If you missed my post about this exciting contest on Saturday, be sure to check it out.

Despite spending quite a bit of time this weekend hitting the refresh button to see how the contest is progressing, I did some other exciting things this weekend! My family gave me a juicer for my birthday a couple weeks ago and I finally busted that bad boy out and gave it a whirl. This ruby glass of yum is a combination of celery, kale, ginger, apple, carrot, lemon, and you guessed it, BEETS! Oh yes, I could get used to this. It was no surprise that this juice was super refreshing and energizing, but it did surprise me how filling it was.

Even though I was brimming with energy from the juice I was dying to try my other new toy, a French Press! I finally got my hands on some highly recommended beans, and ground them up fresh for brewing. Wow, was this ever delicious! I don't think I'll ever be able to drink drip coffee again! This was much easier and less laborious than I imagined it would be. I still hope to avoid becoming a daily drinker, reserving it for just occasionally on weekdays and mostly to be enjoyed on the weekend. I try to get my daily boost from green or black tea (and now juice!).

And perhaps the most exciting news from this weekend, I FOUND MY DRESS! I have many things left to check off of my to-do list, but this was the one thing I wanted to get done the most. Now for those save the dates...

Don't forget you have until this Friday to enter the "Not Your Everyday Giveaway"!


  1. Oooh, congrats on finding your dress!!! That's always such an exciting step!!!

  2. Yay on finding your dress! So exciting! Have fun with your juicer. There are so many juice combinations. Make sure to use your pulp for muffins or patties!

  3. I ADORE my French Press - use it every morning! :)

  4. A JUICER! I love my juicer *so* much!! What a great gift!
    Also, that's so exciting you found your dress! Congratulations!! :)

  5. That juicer sounds awesome! You definitely mixed up one delicious juice. YAY about the dress! I think that's prob one of the hardest parts of wedding planning. Not that I'd know...

  6. Ahhhh, can't wait to see your dress! How exciting!

    I am glad you're enjoying your new juicer AND your new french press! I don't know how I lived before I had those. ;-) Your juice combo sounds delicious! A friend of mine has your same juicer & loves it.

    Going to check out your giveaway now.

  7. I haven't used my French press in forever. We've been using a Japanese pourover and I love it, but I miss the press... Hmmm.

    Congrats on finding the dress!!

  8. Yaey how exciting to have found your dress!! I'm so behind on blog reading and am reading them in order (from oldest to most recent) but had to go and see the results of the contest. YAEY so happy you guys won!!! :) Looking forward to reading about the details.


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