Scenes From the Shore and a Giveaway Winner

Posted on August 16, 2011

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I’m back from vacation but already behind on life!  Amazing how that happens, huh?  Work is already crazy and I have a huge backlog of desserts I want to make.  Right now I am extra thankful to this past week’s guest posters.

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It seems that another summer has flown by in the blink of an eye.  The weather has been better than most summers I can remember and I’m just now starting to crave pumpkin and apple desserts the cool crisp air of fall.  Don’t get me wrong, I would be happy to extend the length of summer.  Though, I think in an ideal world, we’d flip back and forth between summer, spring and fall.  Winter is fun in December, but beyond that I could live without the brutally cold days.

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But I digress.  Last week’s vacation was a wonderful break from real life.  We lucked out with amazing weather (aside from a rainy day that made for a trip to the outlets and the movies).  Add in an excessive number of trips to my favorite chocolate store, ice cream every day, and evening plans that revolved around dinner every night and you’ve got a perfect week at the shore.

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It was hard not to get a little bit sad yesterday waking up to an alarm and going back to the office.  Luckily, we are planning for another trip to the shore next weekend to celebrate my birthday and today…

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…we found out that Matt passed Level III of the CFA!  My husband is one of the hardest working people I’ve ever met.  I didn’t have any doubt that he had passed, but waiting for the results was still a little nerve-racking.  He took and passed levels I and II in December 2009 and June 2010, respectively.  This last test took place in June but he started studying for it in January.  Almost every night and every weekend for five months was devoted to that.  He deserved this so much!

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As for the blog birthday giveaway, congrats to Alyssa at fashionfitnessfoodie who said “i want to see more pb & choc recipes :).”  I can promise you that will happen!  Email me (keepitsweetlcl at gmail dot com) with your mailing address so I can send the desserts your way!

Has anyone in your life made you proud recently?  Brag in the comments!

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