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Crust and Crumbs 14

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Happy Saturday!

July was a very active month. You know you want to hear all about it!

1. First off – Bloggers! Or wannabe bloggers! I’m planning to write a blogging series this fall, coinciding with my blog’s 4th birthday. I’m planning to talk about social media, community, photography, and content. What do you want to know? Do you have questions? Other topics? Please leave me a comment and let me know what YOU want to know!

2. In case you missed it last week, I announced that I wrote a cookbook! It’s available for pre-order now.

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3. We celebrated my husband’s birthday with this no-bake cheesecake.

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And that’s when I realized Jordan gets her eyes from her daddy.

4. I posted this.

Oreo Peanut Butter Cup Brownies (5 of 9)w

And these.

Junior Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups (4 of 7)w

5. Earlier this month, my husband and I celebrated our 13th anniversary in Napa. I’d never been – and we had a blast. We hired a driving service (Platypus Wine Tours, if you’re in the area) so we could taste and not worry about driving. (Which, I mean, should be a law.)

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6. Remember that dress I told you about? Here it is:

black dress

7. Speaking of fashion, my daughter will never need a personal stylist. That girl has her own style (and I’m so proud of her for it!)

jordan fashion

Left: Going to dinner in 95 degree weather requires a scarf. Right: “Mom, plaid goes with butterflies, right?”

8. So you know my cookbook is coming out, but did you know that several of my blogger peeps have books coming out this fall too??

Smart Cookie by Christi from Love from the Oven
Cooking with Pumpkin
by Averie from Averie Cooks
The Biscoff Cookie & Spread Book by Katrina from In Katrina’s Kitchen
The Red Velvet Lover’s Cookbook by Deborah from Taste and Tell
Party Popcorn by Ashton from Something Swanky

It’s going to seriously be a sweet season! You NEED all those books!

9. Oh yeah, I also posted these:

Homemade Drumsticks (6 of 11)w

And, we can’t forget these!

No Bake S'mores Bars (3 of 7)w

10. July is also the month we take the Rocking Chair Photo. That rocking chair belonged to my dad, then me, and now Jordan. We have a photo in it every year since Jordan was 6 moths old.

The past photos:

rocking chair collage 2014

2014:

rocking chair 2014

Sigh. When will she stop growing???!!!!

11. I went to BlogHer ’14 in San Jose. As a food blogger, I don’t think that it was totally relevant to me. I wouldn’t have gone except for the fact that it was so close to where I am. (Nothing is ever West Coast!)

On the upside, I got to hang out with some lovely ladies:

BlogHer

It was so much fun to hang out with Hayley, Karen, Amy, Camille, Ashley, Trish, and Valerie.

And that picture on the left? Me, upon seeing the doughnut choices at Psycho Doughnuts in San Jose. You wonder where my ideas come from? (Pssst, Hayley made a copycat of the one that inspired that look, and I have a quick bread recipe inspired by it next week!) Photo credit: From Valerie’s Kitchen.

The highlight of the conference was (1) seeing Jenny Lawson (aka The Blogess) speak and then reading her book which is hilariously fantastic and totally reset my funny button and (2) seeing Kerry Washington in person. She’s amazingly down to earth and level-headed and OMG I CANNOT WAIT FOR SCANDAL SEASON 4.

12. Links I’m loving right now:

Funfetti Hi-Hat Cupcakes by BethCakes
Mint Chip Brownie Ice Cream Squares by Glorious Treats
Peanut Butter S’mores Bars by The Food Charlatan
Raspberry Mango Ice Cream Cake by Shutterbean (seriously one of the most beautiful desserts I’ve ever seen!)
Cinnamon Roll Frosting by Oh Sweet Basil
Snickers Cheesecake by Life Love and Sugar
Sugar Cookie Cheesecake by Munchkin Munchies
Gooey S’mores Cake Bars by I Wash You Dry

13. Need a good series to read? I fell in love with Karin Slaughter’s Will Trent Series and the sister series about Sara Linton. Addicting!

I also just started Wild by Cheryl Strayed. It’s a true story of the author’s journey along the Pacific Crest Trail by herself. I’m really loving it!

14. Today we are heading up to Tahoe to a ropes and zip lining course – all three of us. It was Mel’s birthday present and I’m going to have to keep reminding myself I heard about the place from a friend whose whole family – including the 5 year old – did it. If a 5 year old can do it…so can I. I HOPE.

15. Coming tomorrow:

pumpkin

Bring it on.

Happy Saturday!!

What are you doing this weekend?

 

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19 Responses to “Crust and Crumbs 14”

  1. Averie @ Averie Cooks posted on August 9, 2014 at 3:31 am (#)

    I already brought it on today (pumpkin that is)…so can’t wait for yours!

    Jordan is so grown up, so gorgeous, gah, even in just a year….what a little lady she’s becoming!

    You look AMAZING! Love that black dress, and never been to Napa? Well that just means I hope you made up for lost time :) I lovvvvve it up there. Seriously I could make a job of vineyard hopping and tasting flights :) Happy 13th to you and Mel!

  2. Leslie posted on August 9, 2014 at 4:30 am (#)

    Oh my goodness, I love the rocking chair idea! I love that she has her own style. I kind of do the same. It’s great to be yourself. Congratulations to you & the hubby! I hope you & the family have a great Saturday.

  3. Danielle @ Chits and Chats and Chocolate posted on August 9, 2014 at 4:45 am (#)

    Super pretty dress! You had a busy month! Congratulations on the publication of your cookbook!

  4. Shaina posted on August 9, 2014 at 5:53 am (#)

    Congratulations on the book!!! That is super exciting :)

  5. Tieghan posted on August 9, 2014 at 6:19 am (#)

    Jordan is the coolest girl ever, I wish she was around when I was younger! :)

    So excited for both you blogging tips and you cookbook. CANNOT wait!! And you look so pretty in that black dress, happy 13 years together!

  6. Kayle (The Cooking Actress) posted on August 9, 2014 at 6:46 am (#)

    so much goodness! Jordan is adorable-you had such a GREEEAT month-and yay for all the cookbooks!!!

  7. Ashton posted on August 9, 2014 at 7:02 am (#)

    Love that dress!! You look so beautiful!! And I’m totally ready for pumpkin :) Ideas are already swirling!

  8. Karen @ The Food Charlatan posted on August 9, 2014 at 9:12 am (#)

    I love seeing Jordan in that rocking chair what a cute idea Dorothy!! PS those No bake smores bars…omg. Golden grahams 4 life. Thanks for mentioning my PB smores bars! :)

  9. Beth @ bethcakes posted on August 9, 2014 at 1:30 pm (#)

    Omg, all of those cookbooks!! I can’t wait! And congratulations, that is so exciting! July sounds like it was an awesome month for you! Thanks for linking to my cupcakes. :)

  10. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel posted on August 9, 2014 at 2:32 pm (#)

    Eek, I love this roundup! Um, you look SMOKIN’ HOT in that LBD! You go girl :) and I had so much fun at BlogHer — can we go back?!

  11. Aimee @ Like mother like daughter posted on August 9, 2014 at 4:15 pm (#)

    I’m so excited for all those cookbooks, but especially yours! I think I know what my christmas wish list is going to look like!

  12. Mir posted on August 9, 2014 at 6:45 pm (#)

    Wow, quite the busy month! Love the dress, by the way. Napa must’ve been a blast!
    Hope August is just as fun!

  13. Jaren (Diary of a Recipe Collector) posted on August 9, 2014 at 7:30 pm (#)

    Love the rocking chair pictures! Looking so forward to your blogging series!! I always have questions on good ad networks and who to work with for sponsored posts.

  14. Amy @Very Culinary posted on August 10, 2014 at 8:57 am (#)

    So much fun and deliciousness. You know how much I love Jordan and that rocking chair! Where were you and this idea 8 years ago when Haley was born? Granted, I don’t have a rocking chair from my grandfather, but details schmetails. SO jealous you got to meet Jenny Lawson. I’m halfway through her book and it is quite possibly the funniest thing I have ever read.

  15. Kelly - Life Made Sweeter posted on August 11, 2014 at 12:04 am (#)

    What a great month! Happy 13th to you and Mel, so glad you had fun in Napa! Such a cute idea, loved all of Jordan’s rocking chair photos :) Yay, so exciting, can’t wait for all the cookbooks :)

    • Dorothy Kern replied on August 11th, 2014 at 7:12 pm

      Thank you Kelly!!

  16. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction posted on August 11, 2014 at 6:37 am (#)

    You are so beautiful! Love that dress! And pumpkin?! Bring it on!

  17. Lindsay @ Life, Love and Sugar posted on August 11, 2014 at 7:57 am (#)

    I love that dress! And I’m totally getting the pumpkin out this week! Thanks for the shoutout! :)

  18. Amy @ Amy's Healthy Baking posted on August 18, 2014 at 6:08 pm (#)

    It was SO fun hanging out with you at BH in SJ too!! Especially that emergency ice cream run after lunch on the second day… Probably the highlight of my weekend. ;)

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