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Made My Day

by Meghann on August 29, 2012

Wow!

Totally blown away by all of the support and positive feedback on the Trojan Vibrations post. You guys seriously rock. Remind me to take more risks on the blog in the future. ;)

What do you guys think about the “Rafflecopter” for entering the giveaway? I’m trying to decide if I should make that a permanent thing or not. One of the downsides (or plus sides for this particular giveaway) is that not everyone can see all the answers to the giveaway question. Sometimes it’s fun to skim through the answers in the comments section to see what everyone else’s responses are. hmm…

Also, you guys are hilarious with your obvious excitement when entering the Trojan Vibrations giveaway.

Here are a few of my favorite answers to “Are you ready to win?”

Yes! My last vibrator died, time to replace!

Uhhhh, is that even a question? OF COURSE, I WANT TO WIN!!!!

Yup. Always ready

Yes! Yes! Yes! OHhhhh YES! Haha ;)

YES!!!!!

YES YES YES

I’d love to give this a whirl ;) pun fully intended!

Yes Yes Yes. It’s been a while!

Damn straight I am.

Yes! Wink wink.

My wife is ;)

yes – oh baby yes yes!

The question is not am I ready to win a vibrator, but is the vibrator ready for ME to win it?

YES! It’s the only way I may have the guts to try it

Yes! New toys can’t be a bad thing.

Yes, yes I am. More ready than you know

YES!! (probably should cool it on the exclaimation points when entering this giveaway. oops)

HELL YES. I mean, yes.

And that’s just a little sampling. I was pleasantly surprised to see all the CAPS, exclamation points (!!), and funny anecdotes. Have I mentioned how much you guys rock yet?! Made my day. :)

Alright, back to the regular blog stuff.

Courtney invited me over for tea and scones before swim practice today.

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How adorable is her set-up? Suddenly I want my own cute little tea set.

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The blueberry scones and clotted cream were homemade and made fresh today. I had two.

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The tea was a fragrant wild flower and fruit blend that smelled and tasted amazing. I should have written down the name of the tea she used, I know it was two separate blends from Teavana that she combined and made something fabulous with.

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Swim practice tonight was nothin’ but drills. However, I was not complaining. Something actually clicked with me tonight and I felt like I was having a good practice – it was a welcomed change. A practice of nothing but drills may sound tedious, but I think the drills really do help. Slowly, but surely, my form is improving and I’m feeling stronger in the water. Drills rules!

Practice got out late (after 8:00!), luckily Derek and I are finally starting to figure out this whole late-practice dinner situation. The trick is to know what we’re having ahead of time (tonight it was pizza), keeping it simple, and giving Derek some prep advice before heading to practice. Then I call him after practice is over (it’s a 20 minute drive from the pool to my house) and tell him to start start the prep work (cut the tails off the shrimp, preheat the oven, roll the dough out, etc). That way, when I walk in the door, we finish the meal together.

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Beautiful, no?Publix pizza dough, sun-dired tomato pesto, spinach, shrimp, and goat cheese.

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It was still a late meal (we after after 9:00), but it was semi-homemade, semi-healthy, and pretty damn tasty.

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I’ve got a snoring fiance and a snoring pups on either side of me – time for bed.

Good night!

{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Stephanie @ Steph's Miles August 29, 2012 at 11:19 pm

That wild flower/fruit blend tea reminds me of a tea I tried in Kensington Palace in London. So good.

I thought the Rafflecopter entry tool was very easy and discreet. Hopefully it’s also easy for you to manage on your side?

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2 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More August 29, 2012 at 11:26 pm

Those scones look SO good! I should make some scones soon. They’re so delicious and definitely a favorite.

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3 Chelsie @ Balance, Not Scale August 29, 2012 at 11:35 pm

Must be time for my bedtime snack — I fully want to reach through the screen for both the scones and the pizza!! Yum! Definitely going to be making pizza at some point tomorrow because of this (total super-craving!).

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4 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats August 30, 2012 at 3:43 am

Ha!! I love those responses!! I’m glad you got such positive feedback, that’s always great when taking a risk. And that pizza looks great, I’m on a shrimp kick right now!

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5 Dana August 30, 2012 at 7:34 am

What a cute tea set! I LOVE Teavana. I’m glad that you enjoyed your cup.

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6 Sara @my less serious life August 30, 2012 at 7:37 am

you are so patient with your husband. i actually learn a lot from you (wanted to let you know) about how to let the man in your life help with cooking – without expecting too much. that sounds bad – but they are willing to help, just need a little direction! this is a perfect example of that.

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7 Rachel Wilkersom August 30, 2012 at 8:16 am

Hahaha I’m seriously laughing out loud at those responses.

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8 Christina August 30, 2012 at 9:03 am

No, that pizza looks unappetizing actually. Sorry!

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9 Meghann August 30, 2012 at 9:08 am

I promise it looked prettier in person. Poor lighting + impatience due to hunger = photos that didn’t do the pizza justice. However, it WAS delicious. :)

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10 Kate August 30, 2012 at 10:10 am

Looks delicious! I had shrimp pizza last night as well, only recently discovered it but its amazing!

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11 colleen August 30, 2012 at 10:25 am

I love those responses and may have left a YES! when I entered….. “I’ll have what she is having….”

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12 Emily August 30, 2012 at 10:35 am

The pizza looks amazing! I’ve been on such a shrimp-kick lately.

Also, (I totally might be wrong on this one) I think I remember entering a Rafflecopter giveaway one time where a requirement was to “leave a comment below” on the post, and then you clicked “done” up in the box. I could be completely wrong, but maybe it’s something to look into! That way we can still see all the funny comments. :D

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13 Meghann August 30, 2012 at 10:38 am

Yes, I’ve seen those before too, but that just seems like double work if you ask me. :)

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14 Emily N August 30, 2012 at 10:42 am

glad you guys are figuring out the late practice thing! (also jealous that derek will wait for you. J would have gone to jimmy johns by then!)

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15 Jen Correa @ Mom's Gotta Run August 30, 2012 at 10:42 am

Rafflecopter is blocked at work so I didn’t get to enter. :(

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16 Meghann August 30, 2012 at 11:14 am

Oh, no! Thanks for the heads up

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17 Jen Correa @ Mom's Gotta Run August 30, 2012 at 11:16 am

It’s okay though, I already have one. :)

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18 Sam @ Better With Sprinkles August 30, 2012 at 12:16 pm

That’s smart! Once I start school and the boyfriend starts working I think we’ll have to team up on meals once in a while if we don’t want to be eating dinner at 11 pm. Usually I’m the cook, but I think we’ll have to start sharing duties.

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19 Samantha August 30, 2012 at 1:40 pm

That pizza sounds (and looks) amazing. Yum yum yum

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20 Rebecca August 30, 2012 at 8:20 pm

Those blueberry scones look so good – but I like any scones

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21 Allison August 30, 2012 at 8:22 pm

The pizza looks great! And in case you don’t already know, Publix has their pizza dough 2 for 1 right now!

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22 Megan August 30, 2012 at 9:58 pm

Did she make the clotted cream, as well? Could you get the recipe??

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