Vacation Re-Entry Menu with a Hoover WindTunnel MAX Giveaway

One of the things we strive for when planning our menus is making everything fit together into one nice, neat little package. We look to use ingredients in different ways throughout the week so that we’re benefiting from the ability of do-aheads and being able to buy in bulk. We also benefit from a well-stocked pantry.

I have what I lovingly refer to as “canoe burn.” It’s that red knee from sitting on a big, open lake with the sun reflecting off the shimmering surface and burning its rays right into your exposed thighs and knees, despite your best efforts to protect them. I’m not complaining, though. The weather was beautiful, and I honestly wish I could have spent another full week in the middle of it with my family, swimming in the cold water and hiking up palisade after palisade to look out over a tree-covered eternity.

Re-entry thus far has been rough. The letdown after a few days of bliss, the bedtime routine mangled and the work piling up in my inbox (let’s not go there, please), not to mention the sports schedules and photo sessions that start bright and early the very next morning (8:00 a.m., anyone?).

After I unpacked and sorted through load after load of forest-stained clothing, I was amazed at just how much Boundary Waters adventure we brought home with us that was now settling into my living room rug and sitting on my wood floors. Luckily, my new WindTunnel, courtesy of Hoover, took care of the mess on both floors with the flick of a switch and left me again with a semi-clean living room. It was extremely useful, and we’ve been enjoying the convenience as a family with both hardwood with rugs and carpet in the basement. Plus, the retractable cord makes putting the vacuum away after using it a breeze. Now, if someone would just come and wash and fold laundry.

I’m giving a Hoover WindTunnel MAX to one lucky Food for My Family Reader:
-7 Floor Settings – adjustable nozzle for every floor type regardless of the surface
-Multi-Cyclonic Technology – 12 cyclones separate fine particles of dirt before reaching the filter with less frequent filter rinsing
-Maximum 28 Feet Automatic Cord Rewind – 28′ auto rewind cord (the longest Hoover® offers) rewinds in seconds at the touch of a button
-Up to 18’ Feet of Above-The-Floor Cleaning Reach – maximum stretched cleaning of stairs, window sills, curtains and hard-to-reach areas.
-Fabulous Filtration – multi-cyclonic filtration, rinsable primary filter and a high-quality final filter made with HEPA media

This week it’s all about quick and easy to prepare, as well as fitting into our Summer Pantry Challenge so I don’t have to run to the store, but I also give myself time to play catchup after being gone for four days. I’m also putting the finishing touches on my french fry recipe for Alexia Foods. I have the flavors narrowed down, and I’m working on how the method on how to properly bake a french fry for the perfect crispy results.

Monday – Salmon Salad

Tuesday – Caprese Omelets

Wednesday – Brick Grilled Chicken

Thursday – Caprese Pasta

Friday – Tomato Crumble

The Preparation Shortcuts:

1. We’re using leftover salmon from our trip for this salad and filling it up with all the garden produce that has been growing while we were gone.
2. Tomatoes are finally ready here, and I’m taking advantage of our ten plants by using them in multiple ways this week. It will make shopping a breeze, and it will ensure none of them go to waste.
3. Caprese Pasta and Omelets comes straight from the pantry and the garden. They’re simple and easy. I’m adding some bacon I have in the fridge to go alongside the omelets, and I’ll use leftover chicken with the pasta to help satisfy the carnivore husband.
4. Use the tomato crumble as a good vehicle to get rid of extra herbs or onions and other vegetables from the earlier food, too.

The Shopping List:

1 whole roaster chicken
1/2 pound asparagus
1 pound fresh mozzarella

Pantry Items:
1 pound salmon
unsalted butter
yellow onion
all-purpose flour
yellow cornmeal
extra virgin olive oil
red wine vinegar
balsamic vinegar
spicy brown mustard
salt and pepper

Garden or Farmers Market Items:
1/2 pound fresh green beans
3 cups baby white potatoes
3 ears corn
2 pounds cherry tomatoes
6 pounds mixed variety tomatoes
2 cucumbers
1 teaspoon parsley
1 tablespoon fresh dill
1/4 cup scallions
1 cup fresh basil
2 sprigs fresh oregano

HOW TO ENTER TO WIN a Hoover WindTunnel MAX

1. Leave a comment about anything that strikes your fancy: your hardwood floors, what you’re eating this week, whatever. I love hearing from you.

2. Follow @FoodforMyFamily on Twitter and tweet the following, and come back and let me know you did:

Win a Hoover WindTunnel Upright Vacuum from @FoodforMyFamily

3. Join the Food for My Family community on Facebook. Come back and leave a comment letting me know you did so.

4. Join the Hoover community on Facebook. Come back and leave a comment letting me know you did so.


This giveaway will run until Sunday, July 24th at 11:59 p.m. EDT and is open to all U.S. residents. A winner will be chosen at random using from all eligible entries. Each reader has 4 chances to win by completing the above tasks and leaving a separate comment for each entry method completed. Chosen winner must respond within 48 hours of notification to claim their prize. Good luck!

Hoover sent me a WindTunnel to review of my own. I was not compensated for this post and the views and opinions are my own.

More Chances to Win:

July 20 – 27 Jolly Mom
July 27 – August 3 My Wee View
August 3 – 10 Jabbering Jessi
August 10 – 17 Dad Labs
August 17 – 24 Simple Organized Living
August 24 – 31 Buttoned Up

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  1. Shelley says:

    Oh, I would love to replace my duct-taped Hoover! No tomatoes around here yet, but we are up to our ears in zucchini and green beans.

  2. Angie P says:

    This is a crazy week here! So busy and soooo hot!! I would love to win a new Hoover!!

  3. I too like everything to fit together nicely and plan ahead in my cooking to I just grab during the week for meals, especially when I am working. I am trying my hand at my FIRST South Carolina garden and it has not gone well so back to the drawing board next year for me. First time at your site and can’t wait to look around.

  4. Jennifer H says:

    Great giveaway!! Looking fwd to our vaca in a few weeks!

  5. Angie P says:

    I tweeted! mommyp4

  6. Jennifer H says:

    fb fan of Hoover (J Cochrane)

  7. I tweeted on twitter for the vac :o) Looks amazing!!

  8. I like Food For My Family on Facebook.

  9. I joined the Hoover family on Facebook.

  10. I love your blog and all the delicious recipes! Now time to wipe the sleepy from my eyes and go make some bread.

  11. Meredith says:

    Post- Vacation Depression is the worst!

  12. Kara M. says:

    Oh man, I’m also having a tough time getting back into the groove after vacation! BUT the raspberries I found at my farmer’s market this weekend have definitely helped 😉

  13. Kara M. says:

    Oh yeah…I joined the Hoover family on Facebook too 🙂

  14. Hi, we just found your blog via a tip from @wearsmanyhats. We are new to food photography and blogging and can use all the inspiration we can get. You seem to be a pretty good candidate for my iGoogle home page! Thanks

  15. I’d love a new vacuum! 🙂

  16. Ooo, I’ve wanted one of these for awhile. My allergies are awful and vacuuming every week is a must!

  17. Tweeted on twitter! @thatgoofylady

  18. Liked Hoover on Facebook!

  19. Tried to like your Facebook page but it’s having issues, will do it later this afternoon!

  20. My husband and I just moved this past weekend, so we’re busy unpacking, cleaning, and figuring out where everything will go. A new vacuum would be wonderful!

  21. that brick chicken looks delish, oh and I would love a new vaccuum….

  22. Ashley H. says:

    I could use a new vacuum b/c my dog is shedding like crazy.

  23. I am now following Hoover on Facebook

  24. Following you on twitter

  25. Liked you on Facebook

  26. Gotta plan a full day at home after vaca before returning to usual activities to enjoy the memories and do nothing but some laundry, eating whatever and letting the kids (adults) tell their favorite vaca story. I used to hear about things I’d completely missed or forgotten.

    We have 5 sons, so a lot can happen that mom and dad never know about until the “vaca review day”. Kids are all grown with their own families now, but hubby and I still do the vaca review – just the two of us. Really solidifies the wonderful, funny, sad and hmmm moments 🙂

  27. Hoover FB – check 🙂

  28. Food for My Family FB – check 🙂

    Already follow you RSS google reader.

  29. Please enter us. Our vacuum has been on its last leg for a LONG TIME. We, too, are catching up on our garden after vacationing in the PA mountains last week. The zucchini and string beans alone are a task!
    reporterkc at hotmail DOT com.

  30. I follow you now through Facebook. reporterkc at hotmail DOT com.

  31. Follow Hoover through Facebook. I’m crossing my fingers!
    reporterkc at hotmail DOT com

  32. I would love to see this work on my hard floors!

  33. I tweeted!

  34. I’m following Hoover on FB now. Thank you so much!

  35. joseph gersch jr says:

    my hardwood floors strike my fancy I would love to see this clean them

  36. joseph gersch jr says:

    follow @foodformyfamily twitter and tweetedd!/jtwark/status/92992604853116928

  37. joseph gersch jr says:

    liked food for my family fb

  38. joseph gersch jr says:

    liked hoover fb

  39. I follow you on Facebook.

  40. Thank you for your wonderful blog. 🙂

  41. Christie P says:

    I think this week I’ll be making zucchini brownies! I’ll possibly throw in some chocolate chips…can you ever have too much chocolate?

  42. I left comment on your fb and on Hoover’s fb page

  43. Jessica H says:

    I followed you on twitter and retweeted.

  44. Jessica H says:

    I’m a Facebook fan!

  45. LORD! was just telling hubby we need to get a new vacuum this weekend!!! we need this badly 🙂

  46. just joined your facebook page, no idea why i wasn’t there already!!

  47. I followed you on Twitter and tweeted about the giveaway!

  48. I am so behind. I have like 1500 unread emails in my inbox. The most I had in the past was 300.

  49. Great giveaway!! I’m finally beginning to get tomatoes from my garden. We planted Pink Brandywine, German Johnson, and a few other varieties. I had a BLT for lunch today.YUM!!!!

  50. I liked you on FB

  51. joined hover on FB too!!!

  52. right now i am looking for work and my son is driving me crazy pulling all my books of the bookshelf singing the titles

  53. Jessica H says:

    I liked Hoover on Facebook.

  54. Courtney-O says:

    My car engine imploded this weekend – so sad!

  55. Courtney-O says:

    I like Food for My Family on FB!

  56. Courtney-O says:

    I liked Hoover on FB!

  57. Jessica H says:

    One of the best things about where I live is the variety of local produce. Soon there will be local heirloom tomatoes. They are to die for! We eat them just about every night while they are available. Do you have any good recipes for tomatoes?

  58. I totally need a new vacuum. I didn’t realize where you went on your trip. I just read this book: and they talked about that area in the story. That is kind of random!

  59. I tweeted the giveaway 🙂

  60. I am on the FFMF facebook page

  61. Jessica H says:

    @chilimel retweeted!

  62. Evelyn R says:

    I sure could use a new vacuum. My current one has really lost it’s dirt sucking power!

  63. Evelyn R says:

    I like Food For My Family on Facebook

  64. Evelyn R says:

    I like Hoover on Facebook

  65. I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to win a new Hoover vacuum!!!!

  66. Caprese anything makes me happy!

  67. I am waiting for my dear husband to return from the east coast. He is house-hunting. It is so hot here in East TX- can you say 103 degrees?

  68. Would love this to replace my current vacuum!

  69. I tweeted. @dahlen

  70. OH. I would LOVE this! We have wood floors and a large bull mastiff, the amount of dust and dog hair (gasp)

    also, for the carpeted bedrooms that somehow manage to catch crumbs even though food is NOT allowed back there!

    I’m drooling now 😉

  71. I already follow you 😉 and I tweeted!!/sthrnfairytale/statuses/93020300966510592

  72. Oh I would very much love a vacuum! I’m in the middle of organizing my whole home. When my husband and I moved in together, we never went through our stuff but just put it all in boxes. Now we have so much stuff and clutter that I feel like I could be a guest star on the show “Hoarders.” So now we are avidly cleaning and downsizing!! It’s looking loads better, but there’s still so much to do. A HEPA vacuum would be oh so helpful! Not to mention, helpful to mine and my toddlers dust & pet dander allergies!

  73. I “liked” you on FB!

  74. Sarah R. says:

    My biggest pet peave is stepping on floors and feeling grit under my feet. My college roommate teased me because of my obsession with vacuuming. Our vacuum is now spitting gunk back out at us, so we would LOVE a new one. Hoover FB and Twitter, I will now be your fan:)

  75. MichelleH says:

    ‘Canoe burn’ is *pain*! Around here we call it ‘baseball burn’, but a burn by any other name still hurts. lol

    Our vac is dying a slow death. Each time I plug it in I expect to find it’s gone. I would love to win a new one and not have to worry ‘is it going to work’ when I have company en route.

  76. I could really use a new vacuum!

  77. Cindy B. says:

    Great giveaway! I really could use a new vacuum right now.

  78. Cindy B. says:

    I follow @FoodforMyFamily on Twitter and tweeted about this giveaway

  79. Cindy B. says:

    I fan Food for My Family community on Facebook.

  80. Cindy B. says:

    I fan Hoover community on Facebook.

  81. This is a great give away. My old Hoover is on its last legs.

  82. “liked” you on fb recently and enjoy your posts and recipes…making your pesto recipe today from my herb garden! Please enter me in your hoover giveaway (my daughter’s college apt needs a vacuum!) Thanks!

  83. Jennifer M says:

    What a great giveaway! Thanks!

    I am amazed by how dirty my house gets in such a short time. That is what has been on my mind lately. A toddler, a dog, and a husband and our not so on-top-of-it cleaning and well…it gets dirty really quickly. A new vacuum would help 🙂

  84. Ah, but how well does it work on the dreaded cat tumbleweeds? That’s our big housecleaning problem.

  85. I would love to have a new hoover…PLEASE!!!

  86. aknancy says:

    You put together such a wonderful blog. I enjoy reading every update and of course the wonderful recipes…
    Thanks for the great giveaway!!!

  87. Becky K. says:

    I’m definitely not a camping person… I have been to the Boundary Waters before though. Unfortunately, I was pretty young, and my only memory is my brother pushing me into some poison ivy. Ahh, brothers!

  88. Becky K. says:

    I’ve liked Food for my Family on facebook!

  89. Christina says:

    I’ve been thinking recently that I’d like to trade in my cannister Eureka for something smaller, and a Hoover would be just the thing. I’ve only been following your blog for a while now, so I’m new to your comments, but I love your stuff. thanks Christina

  90. i would love a new vaccum, I hate the one I have right now….thanks for the giveaway!

  91. Our vacuum died so we are currently using our shop vac–works fine but hard to lug around and it’s so noisy it terrifies the dog. Would love to win a Hoover!

  92. We’ll be eating things that won’t make the kitchen hot this week… probably grilled meat & vegetables from our farmers market!

  93. You are so organized with your meal planning and I suspect life in general. I am glad you had such a nice vacation

  94. I need a new vacuum…I have one that doesn’t do a good job so I borrowed my mom’s extra but it’s not good for my bare floors 🙁 Ah well, that’s life!

  95. I follow you on facebook!

  96. This week we need to clean out the fridge as we’re heading to my parent’s for a long weekend

  97. Our current vacuum is getting really old. I was just thinking we could really use a new one. This would be great! Thanks.

  98. I’d love to win this. Our current vintage vacuum is really starting to show its age. It still works reasonably well, but I have a feeling that it will not work much longer and that parts are difficult (impossible?) to find. We have painted cement floors so a vacuum is pretty much the floor care around here. They’re due for a new paint job, too. Another project to put on the list.

  99. My vacuum just broke, this would be perfect!

  100. I am a fan of Food for my Family on Facebook!

  101. Oh, how I love the Boundary Waters! I’m sure it was spectacular up there — and you got home to ac just in time… I can’t believe how warm it is, even up there this week. Thank you for sharing your menu, prep, and grocery list this week with MPM.

  102. Kristine says:

    I wish I had wood floors!

  103. Stephanie Phelps says:

    I am leaving Thursday to go see my son who is in the Marines in Jacksonville N.C. I can’t wait!

  104. Stephanie Phelps says:
  105. Stephanie Phelps says:

    I jioned the Hoover community on facebook (Stephanie Phelps)

  106. gabriella says:

    My carpets REALLY need vacuuming!

  107. gabriella says:
  108. gabriella says:

    I like Hoover on FB (Gabriella Iacobone)

  109. gabriella says:

    I like Food for my Family on FB (Gabriella Iacobone)

  110. Love your blog! My Dyson seems to be on its last legs…I could SO use a new vacuum!

  111. Natalie J Vandenberghe says:

    My husband does the vacuuming (or he makes the kids do it) and I’d love to win a new vacuum for them to use.
    Salmon salad sounds delicious!
    thanks for the giveaway.

  112. Natalie J Vandenberghe says:

    @Lexiquin follows you on Twitter

  113. Natalie J Vandenberghe says:

    I like you on Facebook

  114. Natalie J Vandenberghe says:

    I like Hoover on Facebook

  115. Kristen M. says:

    Everything on your menu looks amazing – especially the salmon salad. Our ripe tomatoes are multiplying too. I love new ideas for how to use them up.

  116. Kristen M. says:

    I’ve like FFMF on facebook.

  117. Glad you arrived home safely and had a good trip.

  118. I’m following you on Twitter.

  119. Darrell says:

    I love how easy yet delicious your menu plan looks:)

  120. I could use a new vacuum, mine is on it’s last leg and doesn’t suck up anything anymore!

  121. Already follow you on FB of course 🙂

  122. I tweeted too!

  123. I have joined the Hoover community and FoodForMyFamily community on FACEBOOK

  124. I added Hoover community and Food For My Family community entries in one blog so I am posting the 4th reply!

  125. I love the BWCA! It’s so hard to come back to real life after a week like that!

  126. Michaeleen says:

    Our vacuum just broke so this is a great opportunity! Thanks for the chance to win!

  127. This week I will be making Mexican lasagna. Yum! Okay now I’m hungry:)

  128. I have got a turkey breast in the crock pot this morning. I’ve never done it in the crock pot before but found a recipe that sounded great and it keeps the oven off on this hot day!

  129. Joined the Food for My Family community on Facebook. (Wendy T)

  130. Joined the Hoover community on Facebook. (Wendy T)


  131. Katy griffiths says:

    I really need a new Vacuum, hope I win! We just moved recently so I am working my way up to stocking my pantry again…….makes cooking simpler. Love you site and all your thoughts and tips.

  132. Thanks for the opportunity. We enjoyed kids eat free at Chili’s yesterday. 2 adult meals and 4 kids meals!!!

  133. I am in need of a new Wind Tunnel! This is a great giveaway!

  134. I joined food for my family on Facebook.

  135. I joined Hoover on Facebook.

  136. Wow, this would be awesome to win. My vacuum broke and with one cat and 4 kiddos I need a new one! Great giveaway.

  137. Nicole Greene says:

    Out menu for this week is pretty darn boring because we are so busy planning our 10 day camping trip to Idaho and our wedding! Tonight is pizza 🙂

  138. Nicole Greene says:

    I “LIKE” you on fb (Nicole Pitts)

  139. Nicole Greene says:

    I “LIKE” Hoover on fb (Nicole Pitts)

  140. Nicole Greene says:

    I follow on twitter @pittsy82 and tweeted!/pittsy82/status/93402744785879040

  141. Love your photos! Looks like a fun day! This opportunity comes at just the right time. My vacuum recently bit the dust, so I’m crossing my fingers.

  142. I follow FFMF on Twitter as posted this giveaway at:!/HyeThymeCafe/status/93403841684443136

  143. I “Like” FFMF on Facebook.

  144. I “Like” Hoover on Facebook … and of course in real life. I’ve grew up in a Hoover household. Thanks for this opportunity. 🙂

  145. ewhatley says:

    We bring in so much sand from the beach, I could really use a new Hoover.

  146. Re-entering reality after several days of bliss is so, so rough! Hope it goes easier from here on out. 🙂

  147. This week I am trying turkey meatballs in broth over whole wheat pasta. I am trying hard to feed my family good stuff!!!

  148. I joined the Food for My Family on FB

  149. I am now following @FoodforMyFamily on TWitter and tweeted this giveaway.!/kelewassum/status/93497243646177281

  150. I like Hoover on FB

  151. So excited to eat the fresh produce from my friend’s garden. Maybe next year the yummyness will come from my backyard.

  152. How do you think that vacuum would handle a Bernese Mountain Dog?

  153. Also, we’re friendly on facebook, have been for a while. Does that still count for an additional entry to win this vacuum?

  154. I’ve never owned a new vacuum cleaner – I’ve always had hand me downs. I would love to have one of these – especially since our first is on the way 🙂

  155. Hi. I could really use a new vacuum cleaner. 🙂 The little guy is saying “oh no” right now and crawling all over my lap…that’s what’s going on with me.

  156. …and I like you on Facebook, too.

  157. Christina says:

    I’m something of a social networking luddite, so I’m not ON Facebook, or Twitter, but I sure enjoy your recipes and could really use a new vacuum cleaner. If this qualifies me, groovy. Christina

  158. Debbie Welchert says:

    It is so hot here, Ft. Calhoun, NE, I don’t think our air conditioner has shut off for three days. I know I am going to hate myself for saying this but I wish fall was here. Thanks for having this giveaway.

  159. Debbie Welchert says:

    I follow you on Twitter and tweeted giveaway.!/flipper211/status/93774586914668545

  160. Debbie Welchert says:

    I liked you on Facebook/Debbie Welchert

  161. Debbie Welchert says:

    I follow Hoover on Facebook/Debbie Welchert

  162. We just got back from our anniversary trip – and I gained 3 lbs, so this week we’re eating lots of fruit and veggies and going easy on the meat and starches. This vacuum looks great!!!

  163. I follow you on Twitter and tweeted:!/jdeemarie/status/93809806565060608

  164. I’m a Facebook fan of Hoover (Jodi J)

  165. Crystal says:

    Going fishing with the family is always alot of fun!

    Thank you for the chance to win

    cbrocious1984 AT gmail dot com

  166. Crystal says:

    Follow on twitter @lovemy21b and tweet
    Cbrocious1984 AT gmail dot com

  167. Crystal says:

    joined your facebook page

    cbrocious1984 AT gmail dot com

  168. Crystal says:

    Joined hoovers facebook

    cbrocious1984 AT gmail dot com

  169. It’s hot and I’m wanting cold crisp foods for meals. Tunafish tonight!

  170. Jeannine Q says:

    Authenticity is striking my fancy this week

  171. Jeannine Q says:

    I joined the Food for My Family community on Facebook

  172. Whats on my mind…I need a vacation! After seeing your photos it has made me want a vacation even more!

  173. I follow you @mixxedreviews and tweeted!/MixxedReviews/status/93890863717027840

  174. I like food for my family on FB as Brianna Ross

  175. I like Hoover on FB as Brianna Ross

  176. I need one of these to clean up after my four kiddos!

    Love your recipes!

  177. I like Food for my Family on FB

  178. I liked Hoover on FB

  179. Oh, this would be the perfect vacuum for me! We’re just getting ready to put area rugs down over our hardwood floors, so that the little one’s falls are a little softer as she learns to walk! Thanks for the opportunity!

  180. A brand new vacuum would be wonderful!

  181. Terri P. says:

    I’d love to win this fantastic vacuum but right now I’d love to win a powerful air conditioner even more! It’s 96 degrees in northeastern PA (
    Pennsylvania)!! We’re not set up for this kind of heat!

  182. Terri P. says:

    I follow on Twitter as @itsinthebreeze and tweeted:!/itsinthebreeze/status/94138005194944512

  183. Terri P. says:

    I joined the Food for My Family community on Facebook as Terri Winsome.

  184. Terri P. says:

    I joined the Hoover community on Facebook as Terri Winsome.

  185. I’ve been salivating over your lemon seafood pasta recipe and am finally going to make it tomorrow!

  186. And I like you on facebook…

  187. David Gossett says:

    Thank you for such a cool mandatory entry. What is going on in my house, is my vacuum cleaner broke. My wife is having to sweep the carpet with a broom. If you let me win this for her, I can be a hero and maybe she won’t realize that she is way to good for me 🙂

    Really…we have four precious little girls and she works very hard. I can’t afford to buy her one for the next month or two, as she homeschools and we live on one income. She NEVER complains. I want to thank you for the chance for someone to win something so nice. I know it is a long shot, but really…..thank you. Best of luck with your Website.

  188. David Gossett says:!/DavidGossett1/status/94246859928903680 is the link from my post on Tweeter. Thank you again for another chance to win this for Stephanie.

  189. David Gossett says:

    I am following Hoover on Facebook :0

    Thank you!

  190. David Gossett says:

    I am following you on Facebook 🙂

  191. I love the fish picture!

    The vacuum we have at our house is so loud that it sounds like a jet is taking off each time we use it! I think the whole block can hear it. It would be so wonderful to have a new one.

  192. I just returned from vacation to a freshly-vacuumed house. Bliss!!

  193. Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance.

  194. Our vacuum is on it’s last leg–I could really use this! Your vacation sounded lovely.

  195. Joined Food for My Family on Facebook

  196. Would love some fresh tomatoes now…another week on ours yet

  197. I’m with Christina — I’m also a social networking luddite. SO, I hope my single entry brings me good luck. Why is it that my children have better vacuums than I do? I need this.

  198. Those pics look like the North Shore, one of our fav. spots! Makes me want to go back….

  199. Tiffany says:

    I got Matt to hold the baby so I can enter the contest before I forgot.

  200. Tiffany says:

    I totally tweeted!

  201. Tiffany says:

    I already follow Food for My Family on Facebook, yeah!

  202. Tiffany says:

    I am now a fan of Hoover on Facebook! Come on new WindTunnel MAX!

  203. Susan Audrey says:

    I love my hardwood floors, but they are not the easiest to keep clean… However, I am glad we don’t have carpet anymore because obviously all that dust and mess was on our carpet but we couldn’t see it! Yuck!

  204. Susan Audrey says:

    I follow you on Twitter (@susanaudrey) and I tweeted ~!/susanaudrey/status/95183462822191104

  205. I am so glad I happened upon your website! Love the pics of the North Shore!

  206. I “like” food for my family on facebook!

  207. I “like” Hoover on facebook.

  208. This week I have been helping out with my cousin’s newborn, and it has been such a great experience! She is a good little girl and doesn’t give us much trouble.

  209. I tweeted!

  210. I’m already in the Food for My Family community on FB!

  211. I joined the Hoover comm on FB!

  212. Left my message on facebook. Looking forward to the drawing.

  213. Debbie Whitlock says:

    My floors are all tile and since my back surgery the sweeping motion is a killer. A vaccuum like this would be a big help.

  214. I liked your page

  215. so that you can contact me when I win…lol

  216. My floors really need a good cleaning with three kids and a dog.

  217. Christina Burrell says:

    I love our hardwood floors but they are a pain to keep clean. I would love to win this.

  218. Shelly T. says:

    Our vacuum cleaner is so old, we really need and new one and this would be perfect!

  219. Stephen says:

    This week whats really on my mind is this hot weather. It has been really hot lately and seems to be whats always on my mind

  220. Stephen says:

    I follow you on twitter kingross15 and tweeted!/kingross15/status/95257150284247040

  221. Kim McCOy says:

    I joined you on facebook

  222. We are trying to stick to a weekly menu. Tomorrow is grilled chicken, potato salad and a veggie

  223. crystal says:

    Mix of carpet and hardwood throughout the house – this vacuum would be great. Any suggestions on best cleaning solution for woodfloors?

  224. We have carpet going up the stairs and I always dread having to vacuum them. The Hoover would help make this job easier!

  225. I miss my hardwood floors. We now have carpet in our new place, and I know stuff is just hiding in them. Yuck!

  226. I saw the word “vacation” on your blog title, and it attracted me! Your photos are lovely; just came back from Western Australia and your photos reminded me of it! I also dread unpacking after vacations…. but I’m a neat freak and I have to wash absolutely everything that I took with me before putting it away.

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