I’m not sure if you all saw it today, but some of my best blogging buddies got together and threw me a surprise virtual baby shower! I’ve been busy all day commenting on posts and sharing these great treats that they have all made, but I really felt the need to say a giant THANK YOU you here as well.

I had a rough night last night…headache, nausea, etc.

In other words, the usual.

I woke up and found a twitter stream of tweets about #rachelpops and immediately, the rainy day was brightened.  I am so honored, so blessed, so grateful and so completely blown away by the kindness of all of my blogging buddies. I mentioned it on Facebook, but my heart is full of joy, there is a huge smile on my face and my cheeks have been wet with tears.


Please take some time browsing all the posts…I am so thankful for all the time they put into this.

For The Love of Popcorn (they know me well!)

S’mores Popcorn | Nutmeg Nanny
Bourbon Toffee Popcorn | Bran Appetit
Salted Caramel Cashew Popcorn | Bake Your Day
Salted Caramel Popcorn Balls | Bakeaholic Mama

Savory Nibbles

Apple Asiago Prosciutto Bites | Sarah’s Cucina Bella
Baby Blue Cheese Burgers
 | Budget Gourmet Mom
Chicken Salad | Eat2Gather
Creamy Sweet Potato Soup with Maple Cream | Pass the Sushi
Cucumber Sandwiches | Susie Freaking Homemaker
Cranberry Citrus Meatballs (Slow Cooker) | Diabetic Foodie
Curried Salmon Phyllo Cups | Cooking with Books
Mini Onion and Feta Pizzas | London Bakes
Roasted Butternut Squash and Sage Pesto Crostini | Thrifty Veggie Mama
Southern Cheese Straws | 30AEATS

A Little Something Sweet

Baby Blueberry Pies | Steph’s Bite by Bite
Blue Layered Jello
 | Taste and Tell Blog
Dark Chocolate Cashew Brittle Cookies | Farmgirl Gourmet
Hermit Bars – Chewy Molasses Cookies | The Lemon Bowl
Itty Bitty Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies | Chip Chip Hooray
Mini Blackberry Pies | Oh Sweet Basil
Primal Pumpkin Whoopie Pies | Bread & Butter
Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls | Mother Thyme
Snickerdoodle Scones | Fake Ginger
Sweet Potato Pie Dip with Pie Crust Dippers | The Spiffy Cookie
Turtle Pumpkin Ice Cream Cake | A Spicy Perspective
Walnut Streusel Coffee Cake | Cookistry
White Chocolate Biscoff Muddy Buddies | Miss In The Kitchen
White Chocolate ‘Quilted’ Cupcakes | Creative Culinary


Extra special thanks to Brandy and Brandi for organizing, as well as Heather for making the awesome logo/invite. Love you all!