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Orlando Blogger Holiday Party

by Meghann on December 13, 2009

The holiday festivities continued this afternoon with a Holiday Blogger Party at Sarah’s house.




We forgot to get a group shot of everyone, but I did get plenty of photos of food. ๐Ÿ˜‰


We did a potluck ‘linner’ where everyone contributed some yummy eats.


Katy from Silly Tater Tot made these AMAZING wonton smores.


Kelly brought the cookies her and Megan made on Friday night.


Katy from These Beautiful Feet brought chocolate chip cookies.


Ryan made a Raw Vegan Cheesecake that somehow went unphotographed.

And I brought the main course of 15 Bean Soup.


As Ryan and Ashley are both vegan, I wanted to make something simple that was already vegan with out any special changes. My soup consisted of beans, carrots, onion, spices, and vegetable broth.



I also baked some very non- vegan Pumpkin Cornbread.



I topped my serving of soup with the quiona Ashley had brought and paired it was a piece of pumpkin cornbread on the side.


All enjoyed with a glass of Sarah’s homemade apple cider.


We ate on the porch while all the puppies played outside.



Poor Maddie didn’t stand a chance against the dogs that were 5 times her size and weight, but she tried her best. ๐Ÿ™‚


I couldn’t wait to dig in to dessert!


I had one of Kelly’s sugar cookies, Sarah’s vegan pumpkin cupcake, and went back for second’s on Katy’s wonton smore. Yummy!

After food, it was time for presents!


Instead of buying each other gifts, we decided to do a yankee swap.




I got #2





In the end I ended up with an adorable doggie bank named Rufus.


Sarah got the RUN ornament I had brought. ๐Ÿ™‚


It was so much fun hanging out with the girls! We really need to all get together more often, especially with the dogs. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Thanks Sarah for hosting the party!!!

We ate ‘linner’ around 3:30 and by 8:00 I was feeling snacky. I nibbled on an apple, carrot and some PB while writing this post.


It has been a very long, holiday filled weekend. Who else is excited this is the last full week of work before Christmas?!?!? I AM!!!

Good night!

1 Nicci@NE December 13, 2009 at 10:13 pm

Looks like a great Blogger Meetup!

2 Vanessa (Last Night's Leftovers) December 13, 2009 at 10:13 pm

Looks like fun! I love the gift-opening shots…so many smiles. Cute piggy bank, too!

3 Melissa S. December 13, 2009 at 10:14 pm

what a fun blogger christmas party! jealous and wish i had been there…i move around and out of fl too much!

4 Molly December 13, 2009 at 10:14 pm

LOVE that ornament! & all the food. Glad you guys enjoyed yourself! ๐Ÿ™‚

5 Jocelyn December 13, 2009 at 10:17 pm

Looks like fun! The desserts sound/look so yummy ๐Ÿ™‚

I am excited this is the last full week of work before christmas woo hoo!

6 Julie December 13, 2009 at 10:17 pm

I’m excited too! It’s my only full week of the month so I’m anxious to get it over with.

That has to be the cutest piggie bank I’ve ever seen.

7 Megan December 13, 2009 at 10:18 pm

I am between excited and dreading this week, but I know that by Wednesday I am home free. Four exams on Tuesday and Wednesday and than home to spend time with my family and await the birth of my 36th cousin!!!

8 VeggieGirl December 13, 2009 at 10:24 pm

STELLLLLAR get-together!

9 Marisa (Loser for Life) December 13, 2009 at 10:29 pm

What a fun time! Those wonton smores are a neat idea!

10 Evan Thomas December 13, 2009 at 10:31 pm

If I had number 1 I’d definitely would have taken that doggy bank

11 Kristie Lynn December 13, 2009 at 10:33 pm

I’ve made that pumpkin cornbread twice now using flax “eggs” and it is delicious and totally vegan ๐Ÿ˜€

12 Matt December 13, 2009 at 11:05 pm

No class for me this week ๐Ÿ™‚

That wonton smore looks awesome! Did you get the recipe by any chance?

13 Pen December 13, 2009 at 11:11 pm

Aw, you all are so cute! Def makes me wish there was a bloggie community in my small little town!

14 Katy @ These Beautiful Feet December 13, 2009 at 11:16 pm

Glad you enjoyed the piggy bank! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m glad Rufus went to a great home. I had a blast today. Can’t wait to hang out again, it was so much fun! Oh and don’t forget to get your DVR fixed. ๐Ÿ˜‰

15 ashleigh December 13, 2009 at 11:20 pm

Aww it looks like you guys had a blast! good food, friends and puppies ๐Ÿ™‚

16 Jamie December 13, 2009 at 11:21 pm

THat looks like quite the spread! I guess when a bunch of bloggers get together, that is bound to happen. I love your sisters sugar cookies– so cute. ๐Ÿ™‚

17 Jenna December 14, 2009 at 12:07 am

glad you had a great time with your friends!

18 Naomi (onefitfoodie) December 14, 2009 at 8:33 am

AH everything looks amazing and pumpkin cornbread!!?! wow that must be good

foodie bloggers coming together for a potluck-i cant even imagine teh deliciousness!!

19 rungirlrunn December 14, 2009 at 8:41 am

I love the “run” ornament, how cute!

20 fittipexchange December 14, 2009 at 8:48 am

I love the ornament! It has a spot perched on the top of my cupcake holder Christmas Tree!

PS. Good call on the soup! It was awesome!


21 Kara December 14, 2009 at 8:51 am

So cute! That pumpkin cornbread looks awesome. I’m gonna have to try it!

22 paula December 14, 2009 at 11:12 am

Aww, Maddie got slimed! LOL She is too cute.

23 iga December 14, 2009 at 12:17 pm

blogger party is such a great idea! looks like it was a blast ๐Ÿ™‚

24 DiningAndDishing December 14, 2009 at 12:30 pm

Looks like such a fun Christmassy weekend! Jealous that you have all of the Disney fun nearby – that would put me in the holiday spirit for sure! :O)

– Beth @

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