Hi there! Howdy! Hiya! Happy Monday!!!
Can I just go ahead and say that I am so, so excited about this week?!! I literally bounced out of bed this morning ready to tackle this week head on like a little ball of fury.
For starters, this week is the final countdown before I head to PA for my appearance on QVC (May 18th 7-9pm CST). I’m starting to getting nervous and a bit terrified, but overall I’m super excited. Just praying I don’t faint or talk too much- it’s LIVE television y’all!
Secondly, I’m downright giddy because nearly every time I check my mailbox….I’ve been in it. Now, let me be clear. I don’t say this to toot my horn. In fact, I’m learning that tooting my own is a bit of a struggle for me. I find it so very unnatural to ask for press, for favors, or for others to hop on the horn tooting wagon. So to find such nice features nestled inside my mailbox with people so willing to toot my horn gets me every time. So grateful!
So, so grateful to my Junior League of Baton Rouge friends as well.
And finally, last but certainly not least…I’m excited about this week because today marks the beginning of a week long Picnics, Potlucks & Porch Parties Blogger Potluck! I’ve asked some of my FAVORITE bloggy buddies to join me in sharing a recipe from the book for a virtual potluck dinner. I was very strategic about the ladies that I chose to join me and my sincerest hope is that you’ll stumble upon someone new and they’ll become one of your favorites, too. From entertaining superstars to baking sensations on down to the queens of creativity….I think you’ll enjoy visiting their sites.
Now, obviously a potluck blog hop is more fun when you can actually eat the food we’re sharing rather than being asked to simply drool all over your keyboards, so to compensate, I’ve added a prize package just for you. You have the chance to win everything you might possibly need to create a potluck worthy dish of your own!
Hand illustrated Picnic shopper tote designed by KoriClark.com exclusively for Picnics, Potlucks & Porch Parties (perfect for bringing home your groceries in style!)
UPDATE: Congratulations to mom2thejoneses!!!!
UPDATED: Now that all the bloggers have their recipes up, I’ve listed them here for you:
Tuesday: Brown Butter Apple Cider Honey Kissed Wings with Celebrations at Home
Wednesday: Cucumber & Onion Salad with Giggles Galore
Thursday: Red, White & Blueberry Sangria with Pint Sized Baker (spoiler alert: that recipe will be on QVC!)
Friday: Chocolate Chip Snack Cake with Neighborfood Blog
Monday: Blackberry Bars with Pizzazzerie
I hope you enjoy bouncing around the blogs and taking a peek inside my new book.
And just a reminder…..
QVC, Wednesday May 18th 7-9pm CST. Please watch and please call in- I’d die if I got to say hello on national television!