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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

New Contest!!

I have a fabulous collection of SIGNED books from RomCon that include Teresa Medeiros, Julia Quinn, Elizabeth Hoyt, Tiffany A. Snow, and Claire Ashgrove (this one is not signed).  To enter the contest just tell me your favorite Fourth of July tradition!  Mine is a picnic with the family :)  I'll chose a winner July 5th!  Good luck...


109 comments:

angel said...

My favorite july 4th tradition ia going to the beach to see the fireworks every year.
Thank you for the contest.

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flchen1 said...

We just like to hang out with family on July 4th, and sometimes, we BBQ :) Enjoy the fireworks and celebrating, Alexandra!

f dot chen at comcast dot net

States of Decay said...

I like going to the beach with my friends to see the fireworks. Thank you for the giveaway! :)

bluesun1218 said...

Picnic with the fam is great but for me it would be the anticipation of seeing my kids excited little faces during the fireworks display!
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Celtie said...

My favorite 4th of July tradition is watching my 4 brothers trying to put up the sunshade tents every year. Every year they forget how to put them up lol

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Jen Crump said...

I love going to Lake Havasu but this year we are going to Disneyland. I cant wait.

Book Lovin Mamas said...

My favorite 4th of July tradition is fireworks over the lake with family. Not sure if i'm proud of this fact or not but I have a few pyromaniacs in my family and they buy the good ones. LOL It always makes for an interesting night. :)
Anna @ BLM

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Bella said...

My favorite for the 4th of July is going up to my parents for a cookout then fireworks!

Thanks
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Rebecca Francilo said...

We usually get together with a bunch of friends, light off some fireworks for the kids and have a nice BBQ.

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Norma said...

My favorite July 4th tradition thing is the family gathering that we have July 2th is my birthday so we kinda combined the two it makes for a great I me. Food,pool,fireworks and family..what more could you ask for???

Lou Ann Warren said...

Getting together with family and enjoying a cookout or just eating together and then heading to City Park for the yearly fireworks display. It's a rare thing for me. I work retail and haven't had the 4th off since I started work. This is the first one in 6 years.
louann_warren@yahoo.com

Danielle Gorman said...

Picnic and fireworks with the family.

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Laura Duval said...

My favorite fourth of July tradition is BBQing with the family at home, light up some fireworks afterwards watching all the family kids get together and just be kids. There's nothing better on the holidays than spending time with the family and having those memories to cherish in the future.

Herding Cats - Burning Soup said...

Mine's making homemade ice cream. And setting off crazy fireworks if it's safe weather wise :)

Thanks!

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KhelseyJackson said...

Taking my kids to see the fireworks!
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Van Pham said...

My family fourth of July tradition is watching fireworks and BBQ.

thanks for the contest!

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Stephanie said...
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Kelly said...

that is easy. BBQ!! I am such a foodie and anything BBQ'd is high on my list of yummy!!!

Thanks Alex.
xoxo
Kelly
crazybookfairy(at)gmail(dot)com

Stephanie said...

My favorite 4th of July tradition is flying home to see my family and watch the fireworks in town.

Streetchik88@aol.com

*sorry I forgot my email address last time ;) *

PamM said...

Cooking out with my family.

~ * Jenni * ~ said...

We usually head over to the next state (Missouri) to buy tons of fireworkds (it's illegal to sell the big boys in IA), then try to cross state line without getting caught by the cops. Once 4th is here, our whole block would throw a party and everyone try to out-do each other with the best show. We usually have contest to see which house was the most lethal and shined the brightest. Happy 4th of July to you and yours Alex!!!

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Rana Adams said...

Every 4th of July we cookout, hang at the pool and then pack a cooler and head to our favorite parking spot off the beaten path to watch the Fireworks display! One of or favorite holidays! Wishing you and your family a happy 4th!

rana.adams@verizon.net

Victoria said...

It's the picnic with the family. And now that the boys are all grown we can go to the eldest house and let them host the day :). I'll still bring buns ;).

vsloboda(at)gmail(dot)com

cyndiw1961 said...

Watching fireworks. This is my first Fourth of July in Houston and we're going downtown for the celebration.

Analiz said...

We have a Barbecue then go watch the neighborhood fireworks nice relaxing day love it.

Anonymous said...

Camping and just relaxing with the family.

Debbie P said...

We have a cookout for our extrended family's and swim and chat by the pool until it's time to set off fireworks in the pasture. It's quite nice!

Cindi Phillips said...

My old favorite was going to buy fireworks with my dad. He would buy tons of stuff then have a blast setting it all off. New favorite is hanging out with my family and enjoying our time together.

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Danni T said...

Getting all the family together and going to the park to watch the fireworks. Very beautiful.

danni0113(at)gmail(dot)com

Cooker said...

I usually go to the pier on Folly Beach and watch the fireworks show. It's a great way to spend the 4th!
Tricia - James Island, SC
tricia2670 aol com

Jolene and Family said...

Well, we just moved back to our homestate after 4 long years away, so we are just getting back into out family traditions. We would usually do a family bbq and do fireworks at my mom's and combine it with a birthday party for my son. I'm so excited to get back into our family traditions because I missed my family and all the things family get togethers we missed out on. Happy to be back :)

june111(at)att(dot)net

Rachel Delaney said...

Hi. We usually bake a patriotic cake, have a nice family meal and then meet up with friends for a trip to the beach. Happy July 4th!

racheldelaney03@gmail.com

Gail Nichols said...

I love to sit down with my hubby just us for strawberry lemonade.
nicholsgail@rocketmail.com

Megjan said...

My favorite 4th of July tradition is lighting off fireworks with the family mobrien3135@gmail.com

Jary said...

My favorite tradition is having a BBQ at our favorite lake. There is always way to much found. Then fireworks. LOL!

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Michelle Bledsoe said...

My favorite tradition has always been to go to the beach and watch the fireworks show that the casinos put on. I am afraid that this year we are going to skip it do to family health. Instead we will sit home and have a movie marathon that includes Independence Day and Captain America...LOL

koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

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Rebecca said...

My Favorite 4th of July tradition is a BBQ and fireworks with the kids. My kids are 16 and 18 but watching the fireworks at the park makes them seem like they are 6 and 8 all over again! :)

molly.frenzel said...

My favorite 4th of July tradition is blueberry cobbler with the real buttery shortbread on top. I look forward to the 4th of July all year long because the cobbler is waaaay too fattening to make regularly and I know I'm going to gorge myself on it.

Kirsten Hatfield said...

My family get together and bbq and play outdoor games. Then we sit on the roof and watch the fireworks

loribel said...

Having a picnic with my family and playing softball afterwards.

Melissa P said...

Hanging out with the family.
Thanks for the giveaway.

Rachael Kojetin said...

having a picnic and watching fireworks :D

mbm said...

When I was a kid my small town used to have a 4th of July day. The fire deptartment did bbq, their were games, and craft booths. Even a dunk tank!! Then everyone would fill up the practice football field to watch the fire works. The grand finale always ended with a firework flag display. ah, I miss those days! Now, it's time at my brother's house on the lake. Not quit the same, but the kids love it and I enjoy seeing the fireworks on the lake.

mbm said...

thanks so much for giving us an opportunity to win some goodies!

alainala said...

i hope i can win in canada!! we dont have july 4th, we have the 1st.. and i love fireworks, being with family, and EATING!!! lol.. lots of food.. bbqs.. yum!!
thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Erin Kane Spock said...

The fire pit at night for s'mores and sparklers with the kids. Looking forward to it. :)

cmwntx said...

Family gets together -- but my kids would say fireworks!

Nichole said...

My favorite July 4th tradition is going to my Mom and step-dad's family cookout, then meeting at the in-laws to watch fireworks over the park :) Been doing it every year for the past 6 years and its soo much fun! Wouldn't change it

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Alisa said...

We have friends over and bbq and do our little 'legal' fireworks show as all our neighbors around us light off the fun bootleg fireworks :) awesome!!!

Alexx Momcat said...

I was born on the forth of July.... my tradition is to go visit a war memorial where ever we are whether it be here or elsewhere. The forth is a celebration on freedom. I want to remember all those who have helped make that happen.

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powerse said...

after the phillies game my family and i watch the fireworks from the corner of our street with all our neighbors

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powerse said...

my family and i, along with our neighbors, watch the fireworks show put on by the baseball team after the game from the corner of our street...

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Kassandra said...

Getting together with family and friends with lots of wonderful food!!

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pianokam said...

We watch out neighbors burn their Christmas Tree (yes, they save their Christmas Tree for the 4th of July); they put it out in the middle of the street, load it with firecrackers and set it on fire. Quite the sight!

Adria said...

This is going to sound silly but mine is watching the Superman movies (with Christopher Reeves) with my mom.

Adria
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Lisa said...

Being with my children and family for the 4th of July is our tradition. Knowing that we have that right and freedom to celebrate anyway we like is always in my thoughts. Hope you enjoy your independence day!

Lisa
lisauranker@gmail.com

sheryl said...

We will usually grill some burgers and brats and watch my son play in his pool.

sheryll1974@netscape.net

Angie said...

My friends and family gets together at a lake that is close to us and have a huge party with a new theme every year. We dress up in costumes and cook out and just enjoy each other. This years theme is "Margaritaville" so I'm sure there will be lots of Hawaiian shirts and Jimmy Buffett music!

Holly said...

My favorite 4th of July tradition is the BBQ's with friends and family and of course the fireworks. If we do not get a massive amount of rain between now and the 4th however I do believe we will have a sparkless one. =(

KForth said...

We always make s'mores in our portable fire pit in our driveway with all the neighbors! It's also a great way for us to light all the sparklers for the kids.

Dian Aesha said...

we dont have july 4th coz i live in indonesia..
but maybe if i have iam going to beach with my family and watching fireworks..
thanks for the chance..^^

Linda said...

BBQing with the family and then watching/doing fireworks after dark.

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Sharon Rogers said...

Fireworks with the family if weather cooperates!!

LindaM said...

Being a Scot living in Australia I don't celebrate the 4th of July but one of my favourite movie scenes is in The Great Escape when Steve McQueen and James Garner make the potato booze and everyone gets drunk on it. Thanks for reminding me of it

Barbara said...

We have a HUGE bbq/cookout with the family. Parents, in-laws, nieces, nephews, grandnieces/nephews, kids, grandkids, friends...and whoever else wanders in. It's a big pot-luck gathering...lots of food and fun. Fireworks when it gets dark...and then poker and margaritas to celebrate another year of Independence...and the fact that (after a quick check) everyone still has all their digits! ROFL!! :)

Liz said...

BBQ ribs, homemade potato salad and macaroni salad, watching the fireworks off in the distance (while praying it ends soon 'cause I'm getting ate up by mosquitoes and it's humid as a wet blanket!)

=)

slappylilly said...

Sad to say. I work every fourth of July. But I do enjoy a bbq dinner before. I go.

Cindy McCune said...

After the passing of my Mom I'm alone. So I take my 4th of july cake and ice cream out on the screened in front porch and watch the fireworks display over the bay.

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Cindy McCune said...

After the passing of my Mom I'm alone. So I take my 4th of july cake and ice cream out on the screened in front porch and watch the fireworks display over the bay.

cindymac52(at)copper(dot)net
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Shonna said...

The Family gets together. We look forward to it every year. It is a great time to be together I am so blessed.
fshasm@cableone.net

Viviana said...

As a child, my favorite tradition for 4th of July was playing with the sparklers. They were great fun! My twin sister and I would create "pictures' with them in the air. And then when our younger brother (younger by 2 yrs) was old enough to play as well, we taught him how to draw w/ them.

Now, as an adult and waiting to finalize our adoption for our kids, I'm looking forward to continuing this tradition and adding more!!!

Ericka Trinidad said...

Our 4th of July is the one day of total relaxation. No work talk and no bill talk. We have Friends and Friends of friends and family over.
The guys at bar-b-q and set up firework display area, they ladies cooking and catching up in the kitchen and the kids giggle in the sprinler with snowcones (thats my favorite. I love giggles) We end the day with the colective fireworks.

Maria pronounced Mariah said...

We have a family BBQ/birthday party for my Father in Law as his birthday is the 3rd. Then if it isn't to dry out we join in with the rest our neighbors and set off fire works ourselvs since we are in city limits and not county limits! It is always tons of fun!

On years like this one that it is too dry and there is a burn ban in place...we just sit back enjoy the company and watch the 4 different fireworks shows we can see from our house. They are a little far off but still super fun!

mmafsmith at gmail dot com

Jill said...

We usually end up celebrating my sister's and my son's birthday since her B-Day is the 3rd and his is the 5th.

Sabrina said...

How we celebrate July 4th really depends on where Uncle Sam has us living. In Alaska we didn't have fireworks because of the daylight, in North Carolina our kids got to see fireworks for the first time(they were 5 and 7 at the time), and now we are in Wyoming but there is a fireworks ban(definitely need the ban though). I guess this year we will just have a BBQ and get ready for my hubby's deployment on the 12th.

sspaw at optimum dot net

Rnelson1993 said...

Our family spends the 4th at the town fair and then watch the fireworks display. Sounds like it's going to be a hot one! Thanks for the awesome contest!!

Charissa

Katie said...

My favorite tradition is setting off fireworks with my family(:

Hi, I am a new follower and I would love it if you could stop by sometime.

Katie @ curseofthebibliophile.blogspot.com

Linda said...

Since we don´t celebrate 4th of july in Sweden, i´ll have to go with how i love celebrating Swedens day, june 6th.
If it´s a sunny day, i´d love eating a fancy cake =) and drinking coffee outside. If it´s bad weather, we´ll do it indoors.

best wishes, Linda xo

fingershankins said...

celebrating daughter's birthday (born 7/4/76) and taking the grandchildren to fireworks show

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Audra said...

Hamburgers-ice cream-at poolside and fireworks with the kiddos
audie(at)wickerness(dot)com

Priscilla Pomeroy said...

Every year we go to the Go 4th festival at the lake. After that we go to my house for a BBQ with the neighbor and have our own fireworks display. My husband plans it for a couple months before the actual day, so it is pretty big.

Nyx said...

My favor tradition was going down to the River to swim all day then camping out to watch the fireworks as they're shot over the river. We always had a great spot that had an excellent view of the fireworks over the bridge.

Linda said...

I"m not American so don't celebrate; does this mean I don't qualify for the giveaway? *pitiful look*

Wishing everyone a Happy 4th July!

thumbelinda03@yahoo.com

isabelv said...

My absolute favorite thing to do on the 4th of July is having a huge celebration picnic with family and friends. The water games, food, and especially the fireworks. The fireworks always seem to bring the kid out in me. Hehee!!

rasberryice25@yahoo.com

Maria_M. said...

Picnik on the beach to see the fireworks(=

Maria_M. said...

^ Oh, and my email: yamnamir@yahoo.com

moonstar0712 said...

My favorite July 4th tradition is going to a baseball game and watching the firework after the game with my family. If there is no game we have a BBQ!

seersama said...

My fav is celebrating that My Marine son made it back home safe and sound

Melissa said...

I love spending time with the family and friends! You can never go wrong with good food and family!!

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Katie said...

My Favorite Fourth of July Tradition is going camping with my family!!! thanks for the contest. katieshelby19@gmail.com

miki said...

If this is open to international please enter me.

I'm not doing anything special just time with family ( sometimes bbq etc but nothing definitive)

all teh best


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Crystal said...

My fav thing about the 4th is a bbq with the family, watching the kids play with sparklers & poppers while drinking a cold beer, then how excited the kids are over the big fireworks! Kids are amazing on the 4th i only wish i still had that much excitement!!

Crystal said...

Email is: crystalj026(at)yahoo(dot)com

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ssweaver975 said...

We go to a friends house to set off fireworks and barbeque. Our friends provide dinner and we bring dessert and snacks and we combine efforts on the fireworks to give the kids a good show.

Sandra Dillon said...

I'm at home with my mom, dad, beloved husband and my baby (dog) sister!

Chandra Gay said...

Bar-Bee-Quuue. The time of year to put a husband to good use. Especially when he is an ex-military cook. And to top it off, a very special dessert; his seasoning and grilling me after all the guest have left.

Chelle said...

My favorite tradition is eating Watermelon and taking my daughter to see fireworks!

Sheila said...

We don't have 4th of July celebrations here in the Uk but any celebration would be family time, all spent together having fun . :-)

Shawntae said...

Not everybody on my street can afford to have a 4th of July party so I decided to have one for my whole street. I got my husband and his friends to all chip in and have a big party and fireworks for everybody.

SusanG said...

We always have a big party and fly in live crawfish - my husband is from New Orleans. Since we live in Florida, this is a bigger deal than you think. We also cook a big Cuban style in a China Box. Everyone brings a dish to share and we hang out all afternoon and night. We shoot off fireworks when it gets dark. It's a lot of fun!