Blogger Lunch!

Although I’ve already met all these bloggers before, what’s great about meeting them is that since we follow each others blogs, its as if we are friends even before we met – there is a level of comfort that you have, so its not awkward at all. :D

I was so busy making pumpkin scones to give to everyone that I didn’t eat breakfast – I looked at my clock and it was 11:15, but I knew I had to have something to eat before lunch, so I heated up a cup of my buffalo chicken chili. That hit the spot!

I finished boxing up my scones and I was off!

We met at Big Bowl.  Did you know they had a gluten free menu?  I ended up getting the kung pao chicken off of that menu, and it was delicious.  What impressed me was that a separate server brought my dish over so they really make sure to give the right person the gluten free dish. :D

I shared some szechwan green beans – I love these!

So much fun catching up with everyone – we need to get together more often than once a year!  Christina can be found here, my sister can be found here, Mara can be found here and Mel can be found here.

Christina, Me, Jennifer, Mara and Mel

After lunch, Mel and I hit up Ikea – you could literally spend hours in that store.  I ended up with a couple couch covers (our dog sheds like nobody’s business) and a throw pillow.  Thanks for hanging out with me Mel!

Since I’ve been on staycation, I haven’t done any type of meal plan at all!  So last night was super quick and easy – chili burgers!

Loot! I won Katie’s salad challenge and got this in the mail this morning:

Check out all of Katie’s Thanksgiving recipes here – they all look delicious!

Mel handed out brittle – Hannah got to it before I took a picture though!

My sister made banana nut muffins.  What’s the deal with the placement of all the chocolate chips?  They look like nipples!

And Christina handed out super cute tea towels:

And right now, it’s almost 10:15, I am still in my pajamas and drinking coffee.  Love it! :D

My snowman coffee cup of the day:

I am not going to be as lazy today – my big project this week is the basement, so that’s the first order of business – I plan on doing laundry while I am down there too.

Question of the Day:  Have you met any bloggers in real life? And if so, was it super comfortable?  Still waiting for the day Helen, Shelley and I can meet in real life!

Have a great Monday!

 

 

 

28 thoughts on “Blogger Lunch!

  1. Jealous of your pajamas and lingering over coffee.

    How sweet that each of you brought something to give to the others!! It looks like you had great fun and don’t even get me started on how much I love szchewan green beans!

    I have a group of 6 friends who I first met through Sparkpeople. We weren’t blogging but were on a challenge team together and got to be great friends online. We were meeting each other individually but in 2009 all of us met up in Boston for a weekend. What a terrific time that was. We are going to try to get together in 2011 for a weekend if possible!

    As for bloggers, AFTER I started writing my own blog I found out that a blogger who I read regularly went to my karate dojo! I didn’t say anything to her but eventually she found my blog and then approached me. We have since become quite friendly and I usually see her at least once a week in a Muay Thai class.

    I can’t wait for us to meet up either Biz! I have a feeling it will be like we’ve known each other our whole lives!

  2. Me, too – I am really looking forward to the day we can get together in person. :)

    I’ve met Debby (Debby Weighs In) and of course Kelly (Happy Texans) – with both of them, there was very little awkwardness – we just started talking like we had left off the conversation a day ago! Love that about bloggers – you really get to know each other so well.

    Hope you have a restful yet productive day, since that’s what you want. Glad you are still enjoying your slow mornings for a change!

  3. I thought the same thing when I took those muffins out of the oven! Ha!!!

    I should have pushed the chocolate chips down a tad!

    It was great seeing you in person! So jealous you are on vacation!!!

  4. What a fun lunch!! I ran into another CO blogger at Old Navy a few weekends ago but was too nervous to go up and say “hi.” I’m such a weenie!! I have to post pics of my new snowman goodies I picked up this weekend – 2 new potholders, 2 dish towels and a hot cocoa mix that’s packaged in a handpainted glass snowman (Thanks TJ Maxx!)

    • Love it! I have to wait until at least December 10 to start pulling my snowmen out – it kind of drives Tony a bit nuts – but in my defense, I no longer pull them all out – I rotate! :D

  5. DiningAndDishing

    I love blogger meet ups! I’ve done a couple in DC and Cleveland. They’re so comfortable right away because you already know you have a ton in common! :)

    – Beth @ http://www.DiningAnDishing.com

  6. Sounds like a great meet up. I am so jealous you went to an Ikea. I have met a few bloggers, recently actually, when we were at FNCE in Boston.

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  7. What a great meet up and a fun gift exchange! I haven’t met another blogger yet but I did get to meet a lady I met on a message board. We have both posted on a message board for years and this past May I was in Ahahiem CA with hubby for a convention and her and I spent the day together. You are so right about it not being awkward because you already feel like you know each other.

  8. i know a few of my fellow bloggers, but they became bloggers after i met them! haha! there are so many people out there that i would just love to meet. hopefully someday!

  9. I had to fight J off of those pumpkin scones! They are soo good! He’s already asking when I’m going to be making them!

    I had tons of fun yesterday, we are definitely going to have to do it again soon!

  10. Looks like a lot of fun! So I really thought you went bowling. It took me a few minutes to figure out why you didn’t show any pics or share you scores. Lordy…

  11. Blogger meetup AND Ikea?!?!?! that is a perfect day in my book lol

  12. What a fun lunch – I need to get together with you so I can get my hands on some of those pumpkin scones!!! :)
    I actually met Allison from GreenDogWine through our blogs and now we’re BFF’s!!

    • I know – and if I lived in your town I think we would all be BFF’s! :D

    • I got home from work yesterday anofreton and mowed the lawn and blew leaves before the rain came today. After I mowed my lawn, I went next door to my neighbors house and mowed his lawn and blew the leaves off his property. I slipped a pay it forward card under his door mat when I was finished. He came over and thanked me for what I’d done, and also asked me about pay it forward. I often do things for other people, but yesterday it felt a little different because it gave me the opportunity to tell him about paying it forward; also in hopes that it would have a chain reaction and many lives would be effected by such a positive and simple notion of paying it forward .

  13. Looks like a fun day!! I got to meet two bloggers at a recent conference I went to. It was so neat!! It is really cool to think you have this special relationship with someone you have never met.

    I wish we had an IKEA in Vegas. I would probably get into some trouble though.

  14. Hehe, they do look like nipples :)

    You gals look great! What a good lookin’ bunch! We have to meet and I have no doubt it will not be awkward! I met one person that it was awkward..I just did ALL of the talking, it was like PULLING words from her…but everyone else has been awesome! No awkwardness at all!

  15. I love meeting bloggers in real life! Just like reconnecting with an old friend! :)

    Nipplecakes? humm lol

    I want that chili burger so bad!!! YUM!

  16. Never met any other bloggers, since I live in the middle of nowhere. :)

    I LOL-ed at the nipple chips comment :)

    ONE of these days, I will get a package for winning in the mail. I promise it will be awesome…and that you will get it eventually :)

  17. I wonder when I’ll get to meet you, your sister, and Christina!! I’ve already met Mara and she’s such a doll. But I’ve heard so much cool stuff about you from Christina, who says you’re even more awesome in person than in your blog, if thats even possible?!

  18. that chili looks so yummy!!! Man, I love chili season :-)

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  19. Yay for blogger lunch! I had my first blogger meet up after my marathon. It was so much fun to meet with bloggers. Glad you guys had such a fun time.

  20. Nope, never met other bloggers but I hope to have the opportunity some day! It sounds like you guys had a good time. Very cool!

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