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Jun 28

Crust and Crumbs: disneyland, sugar, obc ’13, and a giveaway

Happy Friday everyone!

What have you been up to? I am so behind – after Austin and Disneyland, my Bloglovin’ feed is cray-cray.

Speaking of Bloglovin – Google Reader is going away soon! Be sure and follow me on Bloglovin! (I use it regularly and really, really love it. It’s way better than Google Reader anyway!)

1. So…I was gone last week. Did you see the wonderful guest posts I had for you?


Raspberry Tartlets by Something Swanky | Orange Chocolate Spice Cookies by Wine & Glue | Hot Fudge Fluffernutter Banana Bread by Buns in My Oven | Peanut Butter & Jelly Sugar Cookie Pizza by Mom on Timeout

Thanks to you girls for guest posting for me! It was SO nice to be able to totally unplug.

Well, except for instagram. And twitter. And FB. I can never really unplug those. #theyreinmyblood

2. Did you know that Hell froze over last Monday? And did you see the pigs flying over your house?


Jordan took pictures with characters. Ones in big fluffy costumes. #win

{In the past, she’s run screaming at the sight of them. We never have to go to Chuck E. Cheese – ever. We’ve skipped birthday parties because of her fears of big fuzzy characters.}

3. Next week is the Fourth of July. Can I interest you in some Patriotic Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bark?

Patriotic Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bark by | A quick and easy red, white, and blue treat for the 4th!

Or how about a Raspberry Arnold Palmer to serve at your party? There’s even an adult’s only version!

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4. I ate my way through every bakery in Disneyland. I really wanted a Dole Whip but the line was consistently 20 minutes long. ???!!!


I plan to copycat SO many things. Which should I do first?

5. I wanted to eat my computer screen when I saw these Dark Chocolate {flourless} Avocado Brownies by Heather’s French Press.


6. Jordan discovered Full House. She’s totally in love with it. It’s like a blast from the past…and it makes me feel reallllly old.

7. We started Big Bang Theory on Netflix. OMG it’s so hilarious. Now I understand why people have been telling me to watch it for 6 years.

8. Want a doughnut?

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A bunch of us made copycats of Gourdoughs Doughnuts in Austin. If you want a good drool, go check it out!

9. This is, quite possibly, my favorite picture from all of Disneyland.

splash mountain

#thenMelgotverywet #imadehimsitupfront #imnotstupid

10. Did you know that Online BlogCon ’13 registration is up and running? We’re so excited for the sophomore year of our online blog conference. Go read more and register on the OBC ’13 site!

obc button learn network grow

11. Speaking of OBC ’13, there’s a giveaway going on over there for an iPad Mini!


Go enter to win!

Have a great weekend y’all! I hope it’s relaxing, refreshing, and fun!


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39 comments on “Crust and Crumbs: disneyland, sugar, obc ’13, and a giveaway

  1. Disneyland is so much fun. And that doughnut. Oh. My.


  2. It looks like you guys had such a fun trip!


  3. Michael hates characters too! Good for Jordan for getting over her fear for Disney πŸ˜› It looks like you guys had a blast and omg there was so much yumminess! And I laughed so hard when I first saw that Splash Mountain pic, and it is not failing to amuse me again now πŸ˜›

    Also I love The Big Bang Theory and of course Full House ahhh memories.


    • Dorothy Kern replied on June 28th, 2013 at 6:13 am

      I know, I laugh every single time I see it!! Thanks Kayle!


  4. It’s just the MAGIC OF DISNEY that she got over her fear! πŸ˜‰ Oh and the Dole Whip wait is totally worth it, if you ever go back. If you’re ever in WDW though, just take the resort monorail from the Magic Kingdom to the Polynesian resort; they also sell dole whips, the line is considerably shorter, and it’s self serve so you can get as much or as little as you want!


    • Dorothy Kern replied on June 28th, 2013 at 6:13 am

      I really hope we can get to WDW someday! I’m dying to go!!


  5. I have been eyeing the OBC13 for a month now! I really want to do it! It would be the first! My bloglovin feed is cray cray everyday it is hard to keep up!!!


    • Dorothy Kern replied on June 28th, 2013 at 6:12 am

      I know – and I really feel bad. I’m trying to catch up, but with 2,300 in there…not happening soon! lol


  6. BBT is the best! My husband and I were latecomers to the series too, so we’ve been catching the reruns on TBS πŸ™‚ I’m so glad you had an awesome in Disneyland – and that Jordan conquered her fear of big characters! I do get it…they can be kind of creepy πŸ˜‰ Dole Whips are pretty tasty – definitely grab one next time!


    • Dorothy Kern replied on June 29th, 2013 at 7:13 am

      I’m kicking myself that I didn’t stand in line for one!! πŸ™‚


  7. I have never had a Dole Whip. Do you know if they have them at Disney World in Florida? Since I’m on the east coast, that’s the Disney we go to…

    And the OBC ’13 – awesome!! I’m totally signing up! What a great idea! The only thing is I don’t see dates anywhere?


    • Dorothy Kern replied on June 28th, 2013 at 9:18 am

      Yes, they have them at WDW! I’m kicking myself for not trying one.

      OBC is October 8-11 this year. It’s all online and in post format, so you can read them whenever you can!


  8. How incredibly fun! I’m feeling an amusement park trip coming on, too. These fun pics were just the kick I needed! Thanks for sharing, Dorothy. Enjoy your weekend!


  9. How fun! I love Disneyland and want to go back again soon! My kids loved it, but are already starting to forget some things.


    • Dorothy Kern replied on June 29th, 2013 at 7:09 am

      I know, with kids, every time is new. It’s kind of funny that way!


  10. We just back from Disney World and I was shocked that my kids (especially my 2 year old) didn’t run away screaming from the characters! Full House was my all time favorite show. But when I hear other kids talk about it, it makes me feel really old!


    • Dorothy Kern replied on June 29th, 2013 at 7:09 am

      Yes, it totally makes me feel that way too!


  11. that picture is priceless! and thanks so much for the shout out πŸ™‚


  12. Big Bang Theory was funnier in the beginning. I stopped watching a few years ago.

    Copycat the Dole Whip! I want to try it!


    • Dorothy Kern replied on June 29th, 2013 at 7:04 am

      I need to. Even though I’ve never had one, I still want one bad!


  13. HAHAHAAAAAA at your splash mountain photo!!!!


  14. Okay, I know I already commented on the peanut butter bark…..BUT THAT IS A STELLAR RECIPE! Love all your pics. Im on my way to go check out obc! I’m gonna go sign up, I need it!


  15. Looks like you guys had an amaaazing time!


  16. Oh Dorothy, I soooo love the family picture of Splash Mountain. We have the same one but from the Cars ride. The best!


    • Dorothy Kern replied on June 29th, 2013 at 7:00 am

      Jordan was so mad – she wasn’t tall enough to show above the windshield on the cars ride! That was such a fun ride. Thanks for all your tips!


  17. I love that picture of you guys on Splash Mountain – so fun! I’m already so excited about OBC – can’t wait!


  18. I LOVE Disneyland bakeries! Especially when it means watching them make homemade fudge and caramel apples… And getting to buy a freshly made one right after! I’m not sure if you read her blog, but Chocolate Covered Katie recently made a Dole Whip copycat. You wouldn’t have to wait in a 20-minute line for that!

    And don’t even get me started on Big Bang Theory!! My parents actually went to the college it’s based at (yes, we’re a family of nerds!), and all of the jokes have us in stitches — especially the geeky ones! My guy and I thought about buying a shower curtain just like Sheldon’s… Come on over if you want to watch the next seasons on DVD and use your Netflix for something else! πŸ˜‰


    • Dorothy Kern replied on June 29th, 2013 at 6:48 pm

      I love that shower curtain, lol. We’re picking up on season one tonight. LOVE it so much! πŸ™‚


      • Amy replied on June 29th, 2013 at 11:05 pm

        We’re literally watching Season 3 right now… I couldn’t resist! πŸ˜‰

  19. Your trip looks like you had so much fun…that Splash Mountain pic is awesome!!! My kids recently discovered Full House too and have been watching it. It was my favorite growing up so I am so excited to watch them again!!!


  20. Total props to you guys–I can’t believe you guys made it through every bakery without food K.O.’ing! I stare at the dipped PB graham cracker chocolate every time, and I have yet to try the Mickey beignets, but what’s that delicious-looking chocolate dessery in the lower left? It looks amazingly fudgy!


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