Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Wednesday Ramblings

All you have to do is taste it to understand.  Do you know what I’m talking about?  This deadly amazing cookie butter from Trader Joe’s.  Why did I not stick to my list and put it back on the shelf?  Well, I have no good reason. At all, really.  I’m such a sucker for raw cookie dough.  Who am I kidding, I love cookies in any form so why would I not love them in butter form?  Come to find out I do love them in butter form.  This stuff is de-lic-ious.  Which is actually an understatement.  I actually spread it on some of these cookies that I had left over.  Amazing, I’m tellin’ ya.

Speaking of these cookies, did you see that they were featured on Tasty Kitchen yesterday?  This might seem small to you but it’s a victory for me.  That was the first time and it totally made my day.  Each small milestone that I reach reaffirms the effort and work that goes into this blog.  I love everything about this tiny space of the web and I’m so blessed that I get to share my life with you and others!

I can’t put this thing down.  I love it more than I ever imagined that I would.  I am learning so much about photography and I’ve already found out that I’m more artistic that I ever thought that I was.  What a great tool it has already become!   Anyone else with me?

One last thought today:

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Keep dreaming {and working toward your dreams}, friends!

XOXO

 

36 Responses to “Wednesday Ramblings”

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    Julie @ Table for Two — December 14, 2011 @ 10:25 am

    i really like that quote — it’s so true and it really makes me wanting to keep on trucking through this blog. i love sharing my kitchen with everyone but some days it’s hard to get it all cooked and staged and all that plus a full time job. but dream big & do! hehe i love the camera picture you have! i have 2 lenses on my amazon wish list..i’m dying for them. can i have some of that cookie butter?! geez, that sounds amazing! congrats on the tastykitchen feature :) i saw it!

    • Cassie replied: — December 14th, 2011 @ 9:28 pm

      It is so much work but completely worth it! I’m pretty sure I’ll have a 50mm prime lens within a couple of months!

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — December 14, 2011 @ 10:46 am

    I did see you on Tasty Kitchen yesterday – Congrats!!
    Love the new camera! Can’t wait to see what you can do with it.

    • Cassie replied: — December 14th, 2011 @ 9:27 pm

      Thanks, Erin…me too, I love it so much!

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    Holly@ LIfe as a Lofthouse — December 14, 2011 @ 11:45 am

    Cassie Congrats on your feature on Tasty Kitchen!! LOVE your new camera. I cannot wait to get a new, ‘nicer’ one too!! :)

    • Cassie replied: — December 14th, 2011 @ 9:26 pm

      Thank you, Holly. Just do it, it’s worth every penny!

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    Bev Weidner — December 14, 2011 @ 12:05 pm

    I knew you would love it! And lady, I totes victoried for you yesterday, too!

    • Cassie replied: — December 14th, 2011 @ 9:26 pm

      Thanks, friend! Your support is the best!

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    Victoria — December 14, 2011 @ 12:48 pm

    I had a sample of that last week and you’re right – it’s just so good!

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    Angie@Angiesrecipes — December 14, 2011 @ 1:59 pm

    You made me want to try that butter too!

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    Christin — December 14, 2011 @ 3:33 pm

    Ok…Putting a trip to Trader Joe’s on my list of things to do next week.

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    Julie @ Sugarfoot Eats — December 14, 2011 @ 5:23 pm

    Hey Cassie….how the Tasty Kitchen thing work?? Do you just blog a recipe & hope they feature it?? Or do they contact you first?? And it seems like they only feature recipes with step-by-step pictures? Is that right? Sorry for all the questions, but I don’t use Tasty Kitchen much!

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    Rachel — December 14, 2011 @ 7:01 pm

    Oh, my goodness! That cookie butter looks amazing!! I’m afraid I would eat way too much!! You have such a beautiful blog, Cassie-wonderful recipes and great photos! Keep up the good work. :)

    • Cassie replied: — December 14th, 2011 @ 9:25 pm

      Thank you, Rachel! You made my day. :)

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    Ali — December 14, 2011 @ 7:57 pm

    Oh no, I could acquire another TJ addiction! Beautiful quote!

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    Jen at The Three Little Piglets — December 14, 2011 @ 9:13 pm

    That’s awesome!! Congratulations! That must have been so exciting!

    • Cassie replied: — December 14th, 2011 @ 9:25 pm

      Thanks Jen, very exciting!

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    Ann — December 14, 2011 @ 11:40 pm

    Terrific quote and congratulations on being featured on the Tasty Kitchen! That’s wonderful! I imagine you are having a blast with your new camera! I keep looking at them – and I know it’s coming soon….but I’m antsy!

    • Cassie replied: — December 15th, 2011 @ 10:32 am

      I was so antsy too but it was so worth the wait…and worth every penny!

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    Sommer@ASpicyPerspective — December 15, 2011 @ 8:02 am

    Cookie butter?!? I’ve got to find some of that!

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    Ashley@BakerbyNature — December 15, 2011 @ 9:18 am

    Uh oh – i’m getting ready to hit up T Joe’s, and now I just have to pick up a jar – or 3 – of this cookie butter. Getting my camera last year was one of the most exciting moments I’ve had; I’m so happy you’re loving it!

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    Maggie — December 15, 2011 @ 10:14 am

    Congrats on your Tasty Kitchen feature! Hooray!
    Want to know something funny? I just posted an almost identical picture with my new Canon on Facebook last night! I am already madly in love!! What kind did you get? http://www.facebook.com/kitchiecoo

    • Cassie replied: — December 15th, 2011 @ 10:32 am

      I got the Rebel T2i. Which did you get?

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    Liz — December 15, 2011 @ 10:32 am

    Cookie butter…uh, oh…I didn’t need to know about that! And congrats on your feature on Tasty Kitchen…hooray!

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    Janet@FCTC — December 15, 2011 @ 1:22 pm

    I am soooo jealous. I hear everyone talking about the things you can get at trader Joes and the nearest one to me is 2 hours away. No fair! *pouts*

    That’s awesome about the feature on tasty Kitchen! Great job, Cassie!

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    Marly — December 15, 2011 @ 1:59 pm

    I love that quote – it’s so true. It’s the opposite of the “build it and they will come” mentality. Dreams take work. But that’s ok because hopefully the work won’t feel like work. OK. Now I’m rambling, but you get the point. Thanks for some inspiration!

    • Cassie replied: — December 15th, 2011 @ 2:14 pm

      Thanks Marly! Another quote that I love is “do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.” While it’s probably not 100% true all the time, I love it anyway!

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    Baking Serendipity — December 15, 2011 @ 9:31 pm

    I love the quote :) I teach seniors in high school and cannot wait to share it with them tomorrow. I think it’s so fitting for many of them and their crazy senioritis antics. Definitely planning a trip to Trader Joe’s around cookie butter alone. Dangerous!

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    Anna — December 15, 2011 @ 11:16 pm

    YAY, congrats on the TK feature! I was super excited to see you :) Love the new camera…even if I am just a weeeee bit jealous ;) Can’t wait to see what you do with it!

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    Parsley Sage — December 16, 2011 @ 5:59 am

    Well done! That’s so awesome! You’re officially a cooking super-star :) Can’t wait to see what you rock out with that new camera. I have the same one and I practically sleep with it at night.

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    balvinder — December 16, 2011 @ 7:16 pm

    I love the quote. Just browsing through food buzz.

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    Anne@frommysweetheart — December 17, 2011 @ 10:26 am

    Cassie…I am heading over to my Trader Joe’s today and will definitely look for this! Ohhh….I hope they have it! So glad you are having fun with your new camera. Congrats on the Tasty Kitchen feature! But I’m not surprised….since I enjoy this little space on the web, too! : )

    • Cassie replied: — December 17th, 2011 @ 10:40 am

      Anne, you are the sweetest! Your comments always make my day. I hope you find the cookie butter. It’s so amazing!

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    Alyssa — December 18, 2011 @ 2:26 am

    I used to love Trader Joe’s for fun stuff like this (and the $2 bottles of wine!) It’s been about 5 years since I’ve lived in a city with one, but I do still miss it.

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    Beth Michelle — December 18, 2011 @ 9:45 am

    cookie butter?! I think I need some in my life immediately. Congrats on your feature!!!

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    kita — December 20, 2011 @ 9:43 pm

    Cookie butter? Cookie butter! Oooh rock my world and thank you. I have got to get to a Trader Joe’s soon. If I don’t get to some blog loving before, you have a wonderful holiday!

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