It still looks like this around here:
I hope you've all been having a good week - I've been checking out so many great blogs and getting a ton of inspiration for new projects!
Before I show you what the girls and I did this weekend, I want to let you know that there were some problems with the link for email subscriptions... I apologize - if you previously signed up to follow via e-mail you will have to resubmit your address on my new e-mail feed at the top of the side bar. So sorry, I hope it works this time! If you experience any problems, please let me know! Thanks.
Now, on to more interesting things, mainly: Chocolate! This weekend our town held the annual Chocolate Festival, which is a fund raiser for scholarships for re-entry women at the University. We went last year, and to say we were very excited to attend again this year is an understatement! I had the date marked in RED on the calendar! We were not going to miss the opportunity to indulge in delicious samples of wonderful chocolate treats offered by 36 different vendors.
First we started with these, and believe me they tasted as good as they looked:
and we ended with these - strawberries in chocolate mint fondue,
and fruit dipped in coconut-ginger-curry fondue:
In between we tried so many other delightful things that for a moment I felt I couldn't face chocolate again. (That feeling wore off pretty quickly - I'll always love chocolate!)
We indulged in 30 tastes (!) between us, including ice cream, truffles, cookies, chocolate bars, mousse cakes, and even chocolate covered bacon. (Okay, that one is a little weird!) Because we ate it all in the name of charity I never felt guilty once. We all did feel a little giddy afterwards, though, and headed outside to get some air and clear our heads!
The ocean was stirred up from the storm, there were some great waves - in fact we just missed the surfing contest which took place while we were inside stuffing our faces with sweets.
The fresh air was bracing and felt so good after all that chocolate!
We managed a short walk before it started raining again.
When we returned home, we followed Miss Maggie's lead, and got cozy for the rest of the afternoon.
She's got quite a good life, this dog of ours! That's the down comforter I put on the sofa for humans to snuggle under, but Maggie thinks it's for her exclusive use! She does look very comfortable!
Thank goodness dogs can't eat chocolate, or we would have to share that with her, too!
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Until next time,
Thank you, Susan!