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[18 Apr 2011 | 39 Comments | 4,158 views]
Thank You All! We Did It!

As I refreshed my Facebook screen for the umpteenth time this morning, I saw my profile picture next to an update from Whole Foods. It didn’t register at first, but as the realization hit me that I was the winner of Whole Food’s national food blogger contest to win a trip to Europe, I screamed and started running around the office, hugging everyone and jumping up and down! Here is that update:

And on the contest page, the win was confirmed!

Thank you to everyone who voted for me — especially those …

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[6 Apr 2011 | 7 Comments | 2,619 views]
Voting Love: Austin Business Journal and Austinist

Two days into the Whole Foods Foodie Fantasy contest, and I’m feeling overwhelmed with your love. The outpouring of support from friends and family members from as far away as Germany, Brasil, the UK, and Canada, to those scattered throughout the U.S., I’m truly touched by your support.
But Austin, you take my breath away.
Today, the Austin Business Journal posted on their blog to encourage their readers to vote. Click the image below to view in a new browser window.
A few hours later, my friend Tom from Austinist wrote a very …

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[5 Apr 2011 | 15 Comments | 3,137 views]
Congrats! You’re a Foodie Fantasy Finalist!

This was the subject line of the e-mail I received yesterday that set my heart a’twitter.
After spending days creating my submission for Whole Food’s Foodie Fantasy Food Blogger Video Contest, I learned that out of over one hundred videos submitted by fellow food bloggers, mine was chosen as a finalist! You can watch the video and vote for me here: http://bit.ly/fwRuZu.

I hope you won’t mind if I employ the five W’s to explain what this is all about.
Who: I’m one of eight food bloggers from across the U.S. and Canada …

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[1 Apr 2011 | 14 Comments | 3,811 views]
Austin Bakes for Japan and an Update

I’ve missed connecting with everyone through the blog these past two weeks and wanted to share what’s been happening in my world.
Professional:
I have a new full-time gig doing PR and social media for SolarWinds, an IT management software company. I’m “drinking through the¬†fire hose” as they say in corporate America — but loving every minute! Best food-related perk of the new gig? They cater in lunch twice a week from local Austin businesses! If you have any recommendations for local companies that would be interested in catering an upcoming company …

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[16 Mar 2011 | 34 Comments | 7,263 views]
SXSW: The Latest in Food Applications

I spent the past four days at South by Southwest Interactive (SXSWi)¬†conference, and my mind is jam packed with new information about our crazy connected online world. Thanks to friends at Whole Foods, I also spent part of the weekend at the Techmunch, an amazing conference for food bloggers. Those interested in hearing more about Techmunch should check out Natanya Anderson’s notes on her new blog, Social Feasting.
The panel I’ve decided to share with you all is one I attended yesterday, a SXSWi core conversation called “How Technology is …

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