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All of the ladies from the Lattes and Blogging meetup! Thanks Kate for posting the picture!
I know it's been a few days since this happened, but I wanted to do a quick post to tell y'all how much fun our NC meetup was!  Kate, from The Small Things Blog, posted that there was going to be an NC Meetup and I definitely wanted to be a part of it!  When I emailed in a couple hours after her post, the event was already full and I was super bummed I wouldn't be able to go.  I was told I would be on the waitlist, but I was still a little sad I would miss it.  Then, a few days later, I got an email that there was a spot open and I was SO excited.  I wrote Kate back right away to confirm my attendance!  It was everything I thought it would be, and more!  I ended up meeting some extremely awesome ladies, including someone who I had a real-life (not blog-life) connection with (i.e. she and her hubs went to law school with my bf).  It was so fun to meet these fabulous people and the venue couldn't have been cuter!  We met up at Benelux in downtown Raleigh (so like a ten minute walk for me!).  It's a cute cafe where they have coffee and amazing Belgian waffles!  It was the perfect place for the meetup, and the coffee was delish!
 I was so busy chatting and meeting people that I didn't get many pics but here are a few highlights:

 
 
Remember when THIS happened??
And THIS had already happened in preparation for that?
Well THIS is what happened next!:
 
 
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*this post was originally posted on a blog that I share with my friend called "Cooking to Passing the Bar"

Anyone else obsessed with Top Chef on Bravo?  Well, I am, and one of my favorite parts of the show is the "quickfire challenges."  Becky introduced me to the show and I have been hooked ever since.  I watch it all the time (although not as much recently because of BarPrep (boo!))  Here's another question: have you ever been to the beach and brought food down with you and then realized that you have not consumed all of it and there will be tons leftover/left behind that will just go to waste?  Enter BHI Quickfire Challenge...