Where do they go?

To the grocery store of course.

We are not hard to please.


Ashley came into town with her awesome mom, aunt and cousin, so Abby + her hubby and I met up with them to spend the afternoon together. It went too fast!

Ashley and Abby are two of the most genuine people I have ever met. I just love both girls to pieces. If only Ashley live closer! It had been a little over two months since our last meetup, and we had so much to talk about. I’m pretty sure we could talk for hours on end.

I definitely found it strange at first when bloggers met their “online friends” in real life, but now I really can’t imagine not knowing Ashley and Abby and not having them in my life.


Abby and I had these mini pizzas at Market District and they were really good. Cute too!

Then we parted ways and I came home to a clean kitchen! Thank you, Mr. How Sweet. In celebration of the cleanliness, I broke into some leftover cupcakes and then added some of this to a big mug of hot cocoa.



Mmmmm. Christmas.



Mr. How Sweet and I then tried to take about 50 virtual Christmas card photos in front of the tree to send you, but someone was a little heavy-handed on the liqueur. This is all we ended up with. Oh well.

It has to mean something when two people can’t figure out the self timer on their camera.

‘Tis the season!

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41 Responses to “When Bloggers Unite.”

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    Abby — December 20, 2010 @ 12:26 am

    Wahhhh! I want us all to live in the same city!!! And why, OH WHY, don’t we see each other more often?!

    Love you!

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    Nicole @ Making Good Choices — December 20, 2010 @ 12:26 am

    aw that is so cute! thank you for the virtual christmas card!

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    chelsey @ clean eating chelsey — December 20, 2010 @ 12:26 am

    Hilarious picture! :)

    Glad you had a fun time with Ashley and Abby!

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    Allie (Live Laugh Eat) — December 20, 2010 @ 12:26 am

    Ahh so jealous of your meet up! I think I have more fun with bloggers than any other people I know. “Likes to clean” is definitely a criteria I now have when looking for a hus. You are a lucky gal!

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    Amy @ Serve At Once — December 20, 2010 @ 12:27 am

    Too cute! I don’t think it’s strange at all to meet your “online” pals. I wish I could meet up with all of mine– especially on the corners of the globe.

    And those pizzas? Um…amazing. Yes.

    And I get a rush when I go into Kroger; I’d probably cry if I stepped foot in that beautiful marketplace!

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    barefootgirl27 — December 20, 2010 @ 12:32 am

    so jealous that I live so far away….

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    Ashley — December 20, 2010 @ 12:33 am

    Awww, this was soooo sweet!! :) I feel the same way…I was a little out of it too..have been since I got here. Hope I didn’t seem weird! hehe Thanks again for driving up to meet us…it was SO great to see you even though it went too fast, per usual. LOVE the blurry photo of you 2. :)

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    Lauren — December 20, 2010 @ 12:35 am

    These ladies seem like the sweetest people ever. That’s so great that you got to spend some time with them today.

    Haha, we can NEVER figure out the self timer either. Your pic actually turned out pretty good though. ;)

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    Matt — December 20, 2010 @ 12:40 am

    Those ladies seem awesome :)

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    Liz @ Blog is the New Black — December 20, 2010 @ 12:44 am

    Cute pic!

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    Lisa @ Dishes of Mrs. Fish — December 20, 2010 @ 12:53 am

    Looks like a great day! My hubby and I tried our Christmas card picture like six times, before we just got fed up, and used a wedding picture!

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    Mary (A Merry Life) — December 20, 2010 @ 12:58 am

    Awww, how fun!

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    Kelly — December 20, 2010 @ 1:09 am

    Aww, the picture came out cute though :)
    The pizza and the cupcakes both look amazing. It is kind of funny meeting blog friends in real life but I mean this is the time of people marrying people they meet online, so it’s not so crazy right!

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    Alaina — December 20, 2010 @ 1:19 am

    Such a cute picture. I’m thinking of making some hot cocoa tonight. I have ghirardelli mix sitting in my cabinet. Hmm..no godiva liqueur though. :-(

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    Sana — December 20, 2010 @ 1:20 am

    Blogger <3! That should be your picture! With a cupcake!

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    Estela @ Weekly Bite — December 20, 2010 @ 1:26 am

    What a fun meet up! Looks like you’ve made two great friends :)

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    Lauren at KeepItSweet — December 20, 2010 @ 1:39 am

    those pizzas look delicious. love the picture of you and your husband!

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    Meg — December 20, 2010 @ 1:40 am

    You are gorgeous!

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    Kim in MD — December 20, 2010 @ 1:59 am

    I just commented on your home page about the fun I have food shopping with my best friend! Great minds think alike! LOL! :-)

    P.S. I love the photo of you and Mr. How Sweet…you are an adorable couple!

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    Jess — December 20, 2010 @ 2:05 am

    Adorable post! So jealous of your blogger meetup!

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    Lisa — December 20, 2010 @ 2:06 am

    Aww, you guys are adorable!

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    Imwaytoobusy — December 20, 2010 @ 2:19 am

    You are too funny! You take the best pictures ever and then can’t find the auto-timer. I don’t buy it ;) OK…I do…because that’s something I would do.

    On another note, I would like a bite of that cupcake!

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    Heather (Heather's Dish) — December 20, 2010 @ 3:08 am

    ha! hey, nothing like a little extra liquor to kick off the work week…Lord knows that’s what we’ve been having! :)

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    Vanessa — December 20, 2010 @ 3:13 am

    Aw your meet up looks so fun!! They seem like great people, and so do you! Love the picture of you and Mr How Sweet.

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    Wei-Wei — December 20, 2010 @ 3:30 am

    Has anyone told you you have amazing cheekbones? My friend went to New York and all I asked her to bring back was food. From Trader Joe’s. Heh.

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    Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga) — December 20, 2010 @ 3:34 am

    I am so happy that you all had such a nice day! They do seem like the sweetest girls, and you know one day I cannot wait to meet YOU!

    Godiva liquor…how perfect!

    Self timer? No.
    Just reach your arms out really long and snap. That’s like 50% of my blog pics…I take them on a hope and a prayer. Snap and pray for the best!

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    Ami @ beyondpeasandcarrots — December 20, 2010 @ 4:21 am

    awww looks like fun!! PS Godiva makes liqueur??? Where have I been?

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    • Jessica — December 20th, 2010 @ 11:47 am

      Oh yes they do. It is to die for!

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    Katie — December 20, 2010 @ 5:13 am

    That’s still an adorable photo!

    FYI – I made your cake batter bark today. 2 batches in fact. The first one, the layers didn’t stick. Apparently, I suck at following directions. :)

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    • Jessica — December 20th, 2010 @ 11:47 am

      Aw man! What happened?

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      • Katie — December 20th, 2010 @ 3:26 pm

        I don’t know. Maybe its because we used chocolate chips and white chips, but the two layers didn’t stick together. Maybe they weren’t heated enough? They still taste good.

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    the blissful baker — December 20, 2010 @ 6:17 am

    love the last photo! :)

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    MelissaNibbles — December 20, 2010 @ 9:25 am

    Sounds like a fun meetup. Can’t go wrong with pizza!

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    Cara — December 20, 2010 @ 11:09 am

    I think it’s still a cute pic!

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    Erika @ FoodFitnessFun — December 20, 2010 @ 11:54 am

    I love blogger meet-ups! If only I knew more bloggers in my area…

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    Chrissy — December 20, 2010 @ 2:22 pm

    Has anyone ever told Mr. How Sweet he looks a lot like the guy who plays Wash on Firefly?

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    • Jessica — December 20th, 2010 @ 8:42 pm

      Never heard that one! But he has got Daniel Craig and Owen from Grey’s Anatomy a lot.

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    Kacy — December 20, 2010 @ 3:24 pm

    Ah, I miss you guys! Looks like a wonderful blend outing!

    Your picture is perfect. I don’t like those pretentious posed ones anyways ;)

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    McKenzie — December 20, 2010 @ 3:53 pm

    Great pics … and Market District is a fab place to meet up. Giant Eagle pizza is the first pizza my bf and I fell in love with when we moved to the ‘burgh and began our pursuit of a favorite pizza.

    Enjoy your holiday :)

    p.s. I’m bringing the Cake Batter Bark to the midwest!

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    • Jessica — December 20th, 2010 @ 8:38 pm

      I hope everyone loves it!

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    Kelly — December 20, 2010 @ 9:17 pm

    I would probably go to the grocery store too, love, love grocery stores. If ever you are in Chicago I could be your guide to the most beautiful whole foods ever. I mean, the store has not one but two bars.

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