BlogHerFood Austin Recap + Pretzel Crisps Swag Bag Giveaway!

Screen Shot 2013-06-11 at 9.08.49 PM This past weekend, I went to a blogging conference called BlogHer Food in Austin Texas! This is a quick recap of the weekend I had. Oh my gracious, I packed a whole lot into four short days!! And, special thanks to PretzelCrisps who sponsored me to go! Screen Shot 2013-06-11 at 9.08.33 PM Thursday morning, I was up and ready to go with Blake! Of course he was a trooper traveler and slept the entire way! Love my little dude! IMG_0022 Through the weekend, I was mostly hanging out with Jessica IMG_0055 and Tina! I love these girls so much! Blogging friends are the best and these girls are the definition of hilarious. I honestly laughed my way through the conference!  Screen Shot 2013-06-11 at 9.08.43 PM I’d also like to take a minute to point out that my baby is growing like a weed. He looks so much older to me than 5 weeks here! Time needs to stand still! Eeps!! Screen Shot 2013-06-11 at 9.08.58 PM Of course I documented just about everything I shoveled into my face…just like any food blogger would do! LOL! This was a pork tenderloin covered in grilled pineapple and green chile salsa.  Screen Shot 2013-06-11 at 9.09.04 PM This is eggs benedict with chipotle hollandaise sauce. So amazing and spicy! Texans don’t mess around their spice, let me tell you!   IMG_0028 These were doughnuts the size of my face. More details about all these restaurants coming soon!
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I was also lucky enough to attend a dinner with a bunch of my blogging friends, including the wonderful and always lovely Pioneer Woman. Amy is holding Blake in this photo with Jenny and Ree looking on. IMG_0166 And then there’s this photo. I have no clue what Ree said, but it was most likely pretty funny. I should have a caption contest for this photo. Forreals. Screen Shot 2013-06-11 at 9.18.42 PM Soon after I snapped those pics, Blake got passed down the line and Ree held onto him until he fell asleep in her arms! It was the sweetest thing!  Screen Shot 2013-06-11 at 9.08.05 PM Photo courtesy of Amanda

L to R: Lisa, Maria, Me, Shelly, Jessica, Kristan, Jenny, Amanda

The next day, there were a group of us who wanted to do a little more exploring, so off we went!  IMG_0208 One stop we made was to Sugar Mama’s Bakery. So so good, you guys!! Again, more details to come on that very soon! This photo basically describes food bloggers in a nut shell. Table full of goodies, everyone taking pictures, then editing and sharing the photos they took on their phones. It’s really nice to be around people who do exactly what I do! We got a lot of looks for sure!! IMG_0172 I was able to attend a few more events that day and Jenny missing her little baby, Pax, gladly took Blake off my hands for a few minutes! Thanks, Jenny!   Screen Shot 2013-06-11 at 10.17.04 PM Photo courtesy of Jessica.

Top row: Tina, Lauren, Jessica. Bottom row: Jessica, Tina, Amanda, Lauren, Jenny. Then with Megan in bottom right photo.

Overall, it was an amazing few days and I was so glad to visit Texas and almost literally sweat my face {and butt} off.

***GIVEAWAY***

Pretzel Crisps Swag Bag Giveaway Because I was in Austin on behalf of Pretzel Crisps, we thought it only necessary to give three {3} lucky winners some of the swag we were giving out to lots of the attendees! Here’s what’s up for grabs:

  • 1 Pretzel Crisps Reusable Tote
  • 1 bag of each Pretzel Crisps Flavor
  • 2 Pretzel Crisps Koozies
  • 2 Pretzel Crisps Shirts
  • 1 Pretzel Crisps Appetizer Cookbook
  • 1 Pretzel Crisps Shopping List
  • 1 Pretzel Crisps Pen

Pretty fun stuff, right? That grey PretzelCrisps shirt is SUPER comfy! Enter to win using the widget below :) Thank you PretzelCrisps for an amazing time at BlogHer Food!

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199 Responses to “BlogHerFood Austin Recap + Pretzel Crisps Swag Bag Giveaway!”

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    Gigi — June 11, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    So glad you enjoyed your time in Austin! Next time come play in San Antonio!!!
    Thanks for a fun giveaway! Love the picture of Blake in the PretzelChips photo!

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    Brittin Wardlaw — June 11, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    I love Pretzel Crisps with hummus and the other day I covered them in chocolate and crushed up almonds! Looks like the BlogHer conference was amazing!

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    Kathy m — June 11, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    I love them plain

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    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — June 11, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    Looks like such a fun time!! I’d love to go Austin someday…it seems awesome. I love to eat them with peanut butter!

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    Vicki — June 11, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    I love to eat them right out of the bag with some Red Pepper Hummus, Yum!

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    Natalie J Vandenberghe — June 11, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    I love to eat Pretzel Crisps straight out of the bag!
    Love the pics!
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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    Kellie — June 11, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    I haven’t had the chance to try them yet so winning would be ideal!! I would love to make some recipes with them like crushing them up for a chicken breast coating…yummy.

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    • Kellie — June 11th, 2013 @ 10:55 pm

      I’m so glad you enjoyed our wonderful state…and yes ma’am it is most certainly hot and muggy here lol….I’m a native of 48 years and let me tell you…you never get used to it!!!

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    Sandy — June 11, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    My favorite way to eat them is straight out of the bag. Will be looking for the Buffalo Wings

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    liana — June 11, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    i love pretzel crisps! glad you had fun!

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    Carole Resnick — June 11, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    Glad you had a great time. Enjoy them straight out of the bag.

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    Vikki Billings — June 11, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    I have not tried them before but I would like to try them straight out of the bag and dipped in cheese sauce!!

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    Erika Blankenship — June 12, 2013 at 12:04 am

    I really love sweet cinnamon and raisin pretzels that are nice and warm

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    Eligonma — June 12, 2013 at 1:19 am

    I like to eat them with hummus!

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    Melody — June 12, 2013 at 1:22 am

    I love Pretzel Crisps with hummus!

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    kesha — June 12, 2013 at 1:29 am

    I love to dip them in peanut butter or strawberry cream cheese spread!

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    Jackie T — June 12, 2013 at 1:47 am

    I love pretzel crisps plain, or with hummus. Yum!

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    Robin — June 12, 2013 at 2:34 am

    I like to eat them with some pepper jack cheese

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    Kristie — June 12, 2013 at 2:43 am

    I love to dip them in either hummus or guacamole – yummy!

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    Emily @ Life on Food — June 12, 2013 at 2:46 am

    I love them plain, dipped in cream cheese or with pesto. Seriously good!

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    Jenny Hartin — June 12, 2013 at 3:06 am

    I love Pretzel Crisps with raspberry mustard dipping sauce – so good

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    Karen D — June 12, 2013 at 3:32 am

    Straight from the bag! The cookbook would help me ‘expand’ my horizons!

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    Shaina — June 12, 2013 at 3:43 am

    I love snacking on Pretzel Crisps with hummus or tzatziki!

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    Emily Adams — June 12, 2013 at 3:46 am

    I love to dip them in chocolate.

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    Joan — June 12, 2013 at 4:02 am

    I like them right out of the bag.

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    MaryBeth — June 12, 2013 at 4:04 am

    Straight out of the bag! Sometimes when I’m feeling not lazy, I stir together grainy Dijon mustard and honey and make some dip for the crisps.

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    SharonF — June 12, 2013 at 4:06 am

    I like snacking on them dunked in plain old hot dog mustard.

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    Melissa B — June 12, 2013 at 4:08 am

    With hummis or dip!

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    Kim — June 12, 2013 at 4:08 am

    i have them as a snack while watching tv

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    Kim Henrichs — June 12, 2013 at 4:09 am

    What a blast – i love Austin!

    I like them plain!!

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    Elizabeth — June 12, 2013 at 4:10 am

    Pretzel Crisps with homemade hummus are the best!

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    Ashley — June 12, 2013 at 4:10 am

    I have never tried them but I think they would be great with a new Jalapeno Popper Dip recipe that I love!

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    Maria W. — June 12, 2013 at 4:10 am

    I’d like to eat them straight out of the bag. I’m eager to check out the cookbook for more ideas. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Lynda M. — June 12, 2013 at 4:16 am

    I love to dip them into roasted red pepper hummus!

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    Tina Z — June 12, 2013 at 4:19 am

    Love to eat with pretzel crisps with peanut butter, what a great snack!!

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    Noel — June 12, 2013 at 4:20 am

    Mmmm love pretzel crisps and hummus. It looks like you had a ton of fun in Austin!

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    Linda Fraser — June 12, 2013 at 4:25 am

    Austin is a great cit!. Pretzel Crisps are the best. I always buy them for my son who loves them with salsa!

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    Shelly — June 12, 2013 at 4:30 am

    I love them with peanut butter or just straight out of the bag.

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    Stacey I — June 12, 2013 at 4:40 am

    I love to snack on them straight out of the bag!

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    Beth — June 12, 2013 at 4:40 am

    I eat Pretzel Crisps with hummus! yum!

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    Megan S. — June 12, 2013 at 4:46 am

    Looked like fun! I like to eat Pretzel crisps straight out of the bag or with a little bit of hummus!

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    Lori Ferreira — June 12, 2013 at 4:46 am

    I LOVE Pretzel Crisps with roasted red pepper hummus. SO good!

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    Mary — June 12, 2013 at 4:53 am

    with hummus!

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    Rachel — June 12, 2013 at 4:53 am

    I love them with hummus :-)

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    Nycole K. — June 12, 2013 at 5:06 am

    Buffalo flavored with blue cheese dip!
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    Melissa C. — June 12, 2013 at 5:07 am

    With black bean hummus!

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    Jaren (Diary of a Recipe Collector) — June 12, 2013 at 5:09 am

    Those look like so much fun! I think that is so cool how you guys all meet up for those conferences and get to be around people who do what you do. When I tell people I have a blog, they kind of look at me funny!

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    Hanna — June 12, 2013 at 5:16 am

    I love to eat them with cheese–yum!

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    Kelster — June 12, 2013 at 5:17 am

    Straight from the bag!

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    Melissa — June 12, 2013 at 5:18 am

    Ekk, I’ve never had Pretzel Crisps before, but they look tasty!

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    Emily — June 12, 2013 at 5:23 am

    I love the pics of the food you ate! My stomach is growling just from seeing them! Love pretzel crisps plain or with dips – they’re so good!

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