Joining the Trader Joe's mecca

 

This past Saturday, Steph from KitchenKM organized a little adult road trip south to Sarasota to shop in the newly open Trader Joe’s.

For the record – I’m giving the evil eye to the team at TJ that choose Sarasota over Tampa location (I will get over it, eventually, but now I’m a sour puss).

If you have a Trader Joe’s near you, you already know what the fuss is all about.  If you don’t, and you think people are just making a big deal out of a grocery store.

Pfffff… you bet we are.

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Sunday Afternoon Tea Party

I believe we should all celebrate more often.  Not just weddings, anniversaries, milestones and other major moments, but the everyday opportunities – the change of seasons, a new job or just the fact that I love cake! As I always like to point out, when opportunity knocks, answer the door and offer it some food and drinks!

And knock it did.

A few weeks ago I was approached by the marketing group for Donsuemor and told that they liked my collaboration so much during their “Dessert a day” campaign, they wanted to know if I would be interested in partnering with them once more.  They, along with Davidson’s Organics were looking for a few bloggers willing to host a tea party and use their respective products as part of the event.  

They did not have to ask me twice.  I jumped at the chance.

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Nescafe Dolce Gusto Foodie Feed Up Event

A couple of weeks ago, a fellow Tampa Blogger, Leslie from The Hungry Housewife posted on facebook an upcoming Foodie Feed Up event in Tampa.

NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto was hosting 8 Foodie Feed Ups around the country for bloggers to check out some of their local chefs’ favorite dishes and also try their yummy new coffee line and they were coming to Tampa.

They’ve already hit up Cleveland and New York City; by the time they came to Tampa and next up, they were headed to Chicago, Seattle, Houston, LA and Denver.

Five fellow bloggers along with myself jumped at the chance to experience this affair at Restaurant BT on a quiet Monday night.

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