Where to begin…let’s start with last night!
Date Night Meet-up!!
We’re having such a good time, our eyes are glowing! Love the embossed look:
Oh Windows Live Writer. You’re so fun! And distracting…back to it!
The meet-up was coordinated by Sarah and Allie, and they chose Six Plates Wine Bar in Durham. Everyone met at seven, but I had to work until 8:30. Thankfully, the ladies were still chit-chatting by the time I arrived! If you want to see pictures of the eats, visit anyone of the other lovely ladies’ blogs!
Six Plates was super nice. The atmosphere was cozy and warm, perfect for wine! We sat in the back, VIP style:
I had such a great time! It was so nice to hang out with folks whose blogs I already read and who also read blogs! Who else would want to have a five minutes conversation about how awesome Google Reader is!?
I was SUPER nervous, and of course talking non-stop (which is one quality about myself that I don’t love) but hopefully it was ok…
We also had a conversation about how much we use exclamation points! I’m not the only one who goes back through the post and weeds out some over excitement! However, I still feel the need to use lots…but they agreed that I am genuinely talking with excitement!
Allie was sweet and made everyone goodie bags, complete with homemade treats. PLUS she was SUUUUPER sweet and made mine gluten free. Dang!
This morning I woke up WAY to early, and started the day out right:
Gluten Free Whipped KERF oats, topped with Homemade Granola!
It’s like an oaty pillow! This bowl was the best I’ve had in a LONG time! Perfect amount of sweetness and creamy texture.
And then I spent the day work, work, working. My volunteer called in, so I was a lone wolf in the store. I had so many things to do and pretty much motored through. My eats were BOring. Veggies, hummus, lettuce. Water. Water. Diet Coke. Water.
On my way to work I was thinking about this blog, and wondering how in the world I’m going to keep you guys entertained throughout December when I’m working crazy hours, and not eating very interesting items.
So I present you with my current favorite items at my work and a GIVEAWAY from moi!
Fair Trade Ornaments from Cambodia! These are the cutest elephants evah! The artisan story can be found here. It’s the same group that made my wallet!
The cutest nativity ever!! Look how happy the Baby Jesus is:
And this chubby sheep! You can read about the Peruvian artisans here.
It was a nice break to snap these shots for you guys. And it was literally the ONLY time I was in the store alone! As soon as the last customer left, I ran to the bathroom and then took the pics! Craziness.
And now for the GIVEAWAY!
Artisans living in India have created something that no foodie should be without!
Fork and Spoon earrings!!!! Seriously, how cute are these? Sterling silver and everything!
How to enter:
Leave me a comment with one thing that you’re thankful for. I will choose a winner via the random number integer on Thanksgiving Day!
Want multiple entries?
Tweet about the giveaway and comment with the link.
Blog about the giveaway and comment with the link.
Good luck!!! -And there may be a little elephant with this prize too :)