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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Personalized and Unique Weddings

Everyone who knows me knows I love Weddings. Whether I know the couple or not, I just love to attend weddings. There are hundreds of things I love about weddings, but I think the top is the list is a unique and personalized wedding. I love when you leave a wedding and get the feeling that it perfectly described the couple.

Two weeks ago, my sister Kim married her Australian man in Estes Park, Colorado. Their wedding was without a doubt a true reflection of them. It was outdoors in the most beautiful location on top of a mountain. It was simple in the details yet very warm and family oriented. She was the calmest and most relaxed bride I have ever seen. Here are some pictures from the wedding day.

She most wedding pictures of past guests as the center pieces, the favors were engraved luggage tags (she’s a flight attendant and he travels a lot with his job, the welcome baskets had souvenirs from Australia and there was a lot of dancing and drinking!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Perfectly Paired: Chocolate and Bacon

Every now and then Knoxville reminds me that it’s slowly changing, one example is my new found obsessions: Chocolate Bacon Chocolate-Chip Cookies, that’s not a typo. A couple of days ago when forced by gun-point to go into my favorite local coffee shop, Coffee and Chocolate, I found the controversial cookie. Never before that point had I described a cookie a controversial, but this one is. I had to get it and flaunt around my new discovery. Reactions were mixed, “Gross! Please don’t get that”, to “Hummm.. let me know how it tastes”, and that’s exactly what I did. I cautiously took one bite at a time, making no rushed opinions about the cookie. I found that the sweet and savory paired well together and also nicely complimented my morning mocha. My excuse for eating a cookie at 9:00am was it has bacon which meant it could be eaten before noon. My only suggestion is to make the cookie with lean bacon; the fatty texture can be a little weird combined with the cookie texture.

Overall Grade: 9.3 out of 10