Monday Morning Coffee

Monday, October 28, 2013

Good Morning my Dashing Readers - 
Before the week officially starts (ie: I walk into my office building), I just wanted to have some Monday Morning Coffee with all of you peeps and catch up a little bit.  So, first things first, how was everyone's weekend?? Mine?  It was full of taking care of one sick boyfriend.  And that's been my life for the past two days.  A ton of movies, vitamin C, soup, gatorade and cold compresses.
 
And holy cannoli - the response to the Starbucks giveaway was insane!  1111 entries.  Wow.  That was super cool to see soooooo many people participating in it.  Unfortunately the first winner's winning entry was not valid (stopped following the person on a social media site); and so I had to pick another one.  She wanted to remain anonymous so I didn't post her name in the widget - but I just had to publicly acknowledge on here how happy I was to see the giveaway do so well.  Super awesome sauce!
 
ALSO - if you didn't read last week's post, I passed my CDM, CFPP credentialing exam (certified dietary manager and certified food protection professional)!  Woo hoo! What am I going to do with that?  Well it is necessary for my job - but I'm also thinking of writing a food safety for the home type of ebook to be a resource for families who don't realize that they may be jeopardizing their family's health (and it's preventable!).
 
Now that the burden of that exam has been LIFTED off my shoulders I can get back to focusing on some personal priorities such as this here blog, Chick Commander and some other things I'm doing to obtain a side income and start to make some decent money online.  So my goal this week is to mind map my visions and goals for my online presence and figure out a plan.  I know I know - quite vague, but it is what it is.  Maybe I'll have something more concrete to share next week on that.
 
I'm off to drop off CJ at school and head in to work.  I hope you all have a FABULOUS Monday :)
 
xoxo, Aukele

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18 comments:

  1. That coffee looks way too good....now I need one!

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  2. I'm need that coffee! And sorry your bf was sick!

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  3. Congrats on the amazing response to the giveaway and WAY TO ROCK YOUR EXAM!!!!!

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  4. aw, sick boyfriends are never fun....but its better than being sick yourself, right? haha maybe not. Anyways, hope your next weekend is better :) You're making me want to go to starbucks now! haha.
    www.thisanalogadventure.com

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  5. Thanks girl! It's an Iced Thai Latte with walls.

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  6. Oh - he'll live!! Lol - but thank you :). The coffee is an iced thai latte with thai walls.

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  7. Good luck this week! And yes...... Now I need some coffee as well. :)

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  8. The ebook is a great idea, I'm sure folks will find it very useful. Good luck with that project!
    http://www.robincharmagne.com/blog

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  9. Dammit now I'm craving Starbucks. Haha....
    Congrats on all those fancy-sounding exams! I'd be very interested in some tips on food safety in the home :) I know I'm terrible at storing food properly and letting things go bad in the fridge, things like that.
    Have a great week! :)

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  10. I love stream-of-consciousness posts! :) Happy Monday, Kele!

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  11. I wish I could enter Starbucks giveaways but the $ gift card won't work here + the closest Starbucks is 4 hours away... in Paris lol. Glad to hear it did well. Congrats again on your exam, so proud of you! Hope you boyfriend feel better soon ;) Have a fabulous week.

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  12. Haha. Thanks for the comment Christine. That is great feedback on the food safety tips that I will definitely save for later! Hope you have a great week as well.

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  13. Woo-hoo!! Back at you girl!! Miss chit chattin' with you. How is the semester treatin you thus far?

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  14. LAME LAME LAME!!! Now I know. Well next time I'll put in a note that if there aren't any Starbucks in your area you can sub it for an Etsy or Amazon gift card, would that have worked??

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  15. Well I like to keep a carton of iced coffee in the fridge, but if I'm going to SB or something, I love their salted caramel mocha. Mmmmmm! Hehe. What kind is in your picture though? That looks yummy too!

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  16. I've always wanted to do that. I think Pioneer Woman did a recipe I've saved and wanted to do... Girl you're like my starbucks sister - SCM is MY ULTIMATE FAVE as well!!! But that drink is a Thai Latte with Thai Walls. Another favorite would be an Iced Diry Chai Latte w/ Soy!

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