Winner Winner Bacon-In-A-Cast-Iron-Skillet Dinner

Let me state for the record that I am impressed and humbled by your bacon-related enthusiasm. I got such a kick out of your giveaway comments.

And I’m happy to announce that we have a winner.

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Her name is Kara.

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Congratulations, Kara! You should have an email from me by the time you read this post. You have a bonafide bacon blessing headed your way. And a skillet and a book, too.


This has nothing to do with bacon (well, nothing that I know of, anyway), but this little video just about made my week. Cutest couple ever.

(I don’t know why it says, “sultry.”)

(Personally, I find it to be laid-back, jazzy, and kicky.)


Finally, I’m having a Miss America Viewing Party this Sunday night right here on the blog. We’ve done this the last two years, I think, and as my mother-in-law would say, it always fun! just more fun! so much fun! So if you’re sitting around and watching the pageant, grab your laptop or iPad or phone and join us. We’ll have a blast. I am already praying for tap dancers to make the top 10 – because it only takes one quality tap dancer to catapult a pageant to the next level of awesome. It’s been scientifically proven. I think.

So. 8:00pm central. Sunday night. ABC.

Hope to see some of y’all here (and on the Twitter, too – but I imagine that goes without saying).

Have a great weekend, everybody!

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  1. Just gotta say it because you love pageants. I just watched this week’s episode of Project Runway. I knew there would be issues ( altho I only watch the statement of the challenge and the runway show because I don’t like the drama) because what do Zac, Nina and Heidi know about Southern women? Anyway, at some point Nina says a dress is not Southern because it is too pageanty. Well I didn’t think it looked like a pageant dress because, hello, no bling. BUT, Pageant and South go hand in hand. And not a single model was styled with big hair.

    Love that video clip. I teared up.

  2. I’ve watched that sweet, darling video twice now. You always post the best ones!

  3. What a great weekend! The BIG game tomorrow and Miss America Sunday night. My money is on Miss Florida for the win. She competed in talent preliminary last night after tearing her ACL in rehearsal. Her talent? Baton twirling. And she was so good she won the prelim! And, she’s a Gator!

    Looking forward to the live blogging, Sophie.

  4. Love the song video!

  5. That video is so stinkin’ sweet….nothing like starting off a Saturday morning like smiling with happy tears. The world needs more love like that. Thanks for sharing!

  6. I am just hoping you read this comment in time: the Show Us Your Shoes parade is live streaming tonight. I will wave to you from the boardwalk! And if you ever want to come see it live and in person, email me! Though I am a fan if on the sofa in my pjs with the good camera angles myself. Enjoy! From the website:
    The parade is going to be live streamed on the internet. For live streaming, please go to
    Parade starts at 5 and gets to Boardwalk Hall at 6 so no idea when they are streaming. Enjoy!
    (For any readers who don’t know about the SUYS parade, contestants would wear their evening dresses, then sit in convertibles to wave, so they started to wear comfy shoes. The crowd caught on and started calling “Show us your shoes!” to see who had heels and who opted for sneakers. Then it became a Thing and they started wearing outrageous footwear. I am so excited to see the tradition return!)

  7. Since I rely on Hulu and Netflix and sometimes network websites for my entertainment desires, I didn’t have any commercials to let me know it was near the Miss America pageant. But now that I know, I totally understand why my cousin-in-law switched her Facebook profile yesterday to one of her Miss Texas shots… I thought it was weird at the time, but it makes sense now! I will be at Disney World at that time, but ya’ll have fun! I probably won’t be thinking about the pageant. : )

  8. Can’t wait to watch the PARTY with you guys!