A Few Thangs:

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1) Okay, so I’m REALLY late to the party on this one, but guess what I did? I finally created my Facebook fan page! What took me so long? Laziness. (and not knowing, um, how) But this weekend I went to a Florida-style girlie sleepover hosted by the incredible Jaden of Steamy Kitchen. And due to the, “uhmugush I can’t believe you don’t haaaaveee one” demands from Julie, Jessica and Jaden, and maybe the influence of a mojito or 5, my fan page was born. Aren’t we so cute?

Do you know what would be fun!? If you liked me! HERE’S HOW: http://www.facebook.com/BevCooks¬†

And while we’re on this subject, I’m now @bevcooks on the Twitters. I FEEL SO COMPLETE.

2) My amazing friend, Heidi, of FoodieCrush.com just launched issue 1 of her Foodie Crush magazine! It’s been a long time coming and we’ve all been biting our nails for its release. And it’s LIVE! And let me tell you, it’s freaking pretty. Your eyes won’t even understand it.

I had the pleasure of being a contributor for this issue, which I’m still pinching myself over. I wrote some Mad Libs featuring 3 of my favorite bloggers, who (whom?) I know you’ll just love. My feature starts on page 8. But you should read the entire thing!¬† BRAVO TO HEIDI.

3) I’m thrilled to be featured right now on the Cold-Eeze cold remedy blog! I talk about sardines and royal jelly. I mean, what’s better than that? Check it out right here!

4) Lastly, I got visited by the Fairy Hobmother of Appliances Online and she’s feeling generous, you guys. She hooked me up with a pretty sweet Amazon gift card. No, I’m serious. I’m looking at it right now. Want one? Just leave a comment and she may just buzz over to you and give you a little early Christmas gift as well! You can visit Appliances Online and peep some info about their pretty cool technology. Thank you, Fairy Hobmother!

All right, you guys. I’ll be back in the morning with your regular scheduled programing.

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39 Responses to A Few Thangs:

  1. Jil DiRenzo December 5, 2011 at 10:09 pm #

    Good for you! Love the picture! And congrats on the gift card from Amazon! :)

  2. Melissa @ thefauxmartha December 5, 2011 at 10:09 pm #

    Congrats on being a contributor! That magazine is a beauty. I’ll be reading it cover to cover including your mad libs tonight.

  3. nicole {sweet peony} December 5, 2011 at 10:10 pm #

    1. cute picture! i’m sure y’all had a great weekend!
    2. obsessed with the foodiecrush mag & i totally loved your feature!
    3. umm, yay sardines?? j/k- haha loved reading it
    4. come visit me fairy hobmother!

  4. sarah December 5, 2011 at 10:10 pm #

    Congrats on the Facebook page. :) And super congrats on Foodiecrush magazine! My kids are napping, so I am going to go read it now. I could only look at the photos earlier – it’s gorgeous. I am sure I will enjoy your article. :)

  5. marla December 5, 2011 at 10:11 pm #

    Hi Bev, wow so much greatness in one post! I must check out the FoodieCrush mag right now. I love Heidi too :) I am your happiest fan on FB too.

    xxoo

  6. carly {carlyklock} December 5, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Yay for making the jump! I couldn’t even imagine your personal Facebook feed…I have a hard enough time as it is with girlfriends who get married – Amanda WHO?!?!?

    oh. right. Mrs. I do know her.

  7. Heidi @foodiecrush December 5, 2011 at 10:25 pm #

    Oh Bev, you are the bestest in the westest. Or Kansas City anyway! Thanks so much for contributing to the mag, it wouldn’t have been as much fun without your funny head. And welcome to the 2001 with the facebook and twitter handle :) Wilson Phillips would be proud. XOXOXO

  8. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain December 5, 2011 at 10:25 pm #

    Congrats on all your thangs!

    I haven’t heard of Foodie Crush. Definitely need to check it out.

    P.S. I made your Angel Hair with Chicken Sausage and Kale last week, so freakin’ delish!

  9. Bonnie December 5, 2011 at 10:29 pm #

    You are totally 21 Century! Mad libs? Um, freaking sweet!

  10. Heather I. December 5, 2011 at 10:43 pm #

    I LOVE GIFT CARDS!!! WOO!!

  11. Jessica December 5, 2011 at 11:06 pm #

    SO MUCH FUN! I miss you already!

    Plus I’m pretty worried for you being visited by Fairy Hobmothers. :-P

  12. JulieD December 5, 2011 at 11:23 pm #

    It was so great to spend time with you, Jessica and Jaden! I miss you guys…the boys and Coco too! xoxo

  13. Lisa [With Style and Grace] December 5, 2011 at 11:51 pm #

    you totally rock my dear! awesome job with foodiecrush magazine, love the mad libs! and of course I “like” you on facebook. People would be crazy not to.

  14. Cookie and Kate December 5, 2011 at 11:59 pm #

    I was so happy to see you in FoodieCrush this morning! I’ll never outgrow Mad Libs. Looks like you had a blast in Florida, can’t wait to meet you soon!

  15. Stephanie December 6, 2011 at 1:10 am #

    Yea on all the awesomeness, Bev! You are so doing it. I would be just as excited as you about all of this, especially a visit from the Fairy Hobmother.

  16. Kathleen Richardson December 6, 2011 at 1:15 am #

    I’ll be darned. I just popped a Cold-Eeze cough remedy drop in my mouth a few minutes ago and here you are mentioning it.

  17. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga December 6, 2011 at 1:40 am #

    Could I please get my paws on that amazon gift card? THanks, I’d love it :)

    And re your FoodieCrush action…CONGRATS!!! I was excited to see you and so many other of my bloggie friends front and center.

    And meeting Julie, Jessica, Jaden…ohmygosh. I wish I was there! Sounds like a BLAST!!!

  18. Jennifer @ Mother Thyme December 6, 2011 at 1:55 am #

    Congrats on all the goodness you got going on! :) Looking forward to checking out the FoodieCrush now that the kiddos are in bed! :)

  19. Lindsay @ Lindsay's List December 6, 2011 at 3:31 am #

    I NEED a Fairy Hobmother!!!

  20. Cynthia Woods December 6, 2011 at 4:00 am #

    Congratulations on being a contributor for your friend’s magazine! May have to order one. I already “liked” your new fan page on Facebook!

  21. Maria December 6, 2011 at 5:23 am #

    What a fun sleepover:) I LOVE You on FB!! Loved your feature in Foodie Crush! You are a rock star!

  22. Kathleen December 6, 2011 at 5:28 am #

    Girl, now you’re cookin’ !
    Congratulations!

  23. DessertForTwo December 6, 2011 at 6:00 am #

    I’m so glad you are complete! Hooray!

  24. Sarah Park December 6, 2011 at 11:54 am #

    I was actually looking at your fp page this past weekend and it only had 3 likes, so I thought it was a fan of yours that made the page for you. Now that I’m 100% sure, I’ll like it :)

  25. Sarah Park December 6, 2011 at 11:54 am #

    I was actually looking at your fb page this past weekend and it only had 3 likes, so I thought it was a fan of yours that made the page for you. Now that I’m 100% sure, I’ll like it :)

  26. Jean December 6, 2011 at 11:57 am #

    Just discovered your awesome blog! Love it!

  27. Aggie December 6, 2011 at 12:10 pm #

    Yay for your sleepover & FB page! And for mojitos! And for sardines! And for Foodie Crush (which I need to read ASAP!)…

    You rock girl. So happy to virtually know you, I’m kicking myself that I missed out meeting you this weekend. We need another FLstyle sleepover.

    Muah!

  28. Devon December 6, 2011 at 1:23 pm #

    That magazine looks amazing! Congrats!

  29. Julie @ Table for Two December 6, 2011 at 1:28 pm #

    Awwww! Looks so fun :) You seriously crack me up, Bev. Your comments and remarks and just the way your humor is — I love it. Been wanting to tell you that for a while — I love reading your posts, they just make me smile! :) truth.

    • Bev Weidner December 6, 2011 at 6:35 pm #

      You’ve made my day, Julie! Thanks so much for the sweet words. :)

  30. brandi December 6, 2011 at 1:50 pm #

    man, I wish I didn’t live so far from you guys!! :) sounds like a blast!

  31. Cassie December 6, 2011 at 3:15 pm #

    On a roll once again my friend! Glad you joined the ranks with a blog FB page.

  32. Jessica W December 6, 2011 at 3:50 pm #

    I love your blog so I will definitely be a follower on Facebook! Can’t wait to check out Foodie Crush! Oh, and did I mention, I lOVE Amazon? ;)

  33. Sweet Marcella December 6, 2011 at 6:52 pm #

    So many exciting things! Congratulations :) I can’t wait to read the mag!

  34. Sherilyn @ Wholepromise December 6, 2011 at 9:46 pm #

    Congrats on the facebook page. I am hearing you. I am so behind with doing this. I think about it everyday but still haven’t done it but the time is fast approaching i think. Time to take my head out of the sand I think….

  35. Kate December 6, 2011 at 11:12 pm #

    Wow.. you are a busy bee.

  36. The Healthy Apple December 7, 2011 at 12:56 am #

    Congrats on your magazine and facebook page; so happy to have found your blog. Lovin’ your posts and can’t wait to read more.
    Happy Holidays!

  37. Maggie @ A Bitchin' Kitchen December 7, 2011 at 7:50 am #

    Uhhh, a food blogger sleepover? Totally jealous! I wish I knew some food bloggers in real life!

    I would totally love an Amazon giftcard from the Fairy Hobmother…my poor, ancient Kitchenaid hand mixer has been groaning and making awkward noises for about a month now, and I think it’s almost time for it to go to mixer heaven. I’d use the giftcard to replace it!

  38. Megan @ MegGoesNomNom December 9, 2011 at 5:23 am #

    Just ‘liked’ your fb pg! :)

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