I *HEART* August

by Jemma on September 1, 2011

in Points of interest

Last month was simply amazing and was a hard month to compete with, but for me August has been just as fab:

I did my first ever guest post swap and created a lovely recipe for my Raw Chocolate Covered Coconut and Mango Bites.

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I had the best time blogging for Alpro Soya at the Summer Sundae Weekender.

With the lack of flour in my house I whipped up some delicious Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cup Cookies.

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This weekend just gone I went to the Notting Hill Carnival for the first time.

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And since we were in London I did as all health food bloggers do and made that epic trip to the Kensington Whole Foods where lots of shopping ensued.

I had the best day ever and met the most wonderful girlies at the bloggers meet up in Manchester.

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Now we are going in to autumn as well as all of the above I was thinking that this summer has been one of the best yet:

I attended my first international conference in Florence

Running my first ever 10K for Race for Life

Alfie graduated from Med school

There were lots of weddings

The Foodie Blog Swap was born

I met up with Emma another lovely blogger

Plucking up the courage to share my story

I cannot wait to see what Autumn has in store for everyone!

I was also extremely grateful to Rice Dream for sponsoring and hosting a giveaway on my blog last month. I would like to welcome back Pulsin’ this month too and don’t forget to make use of their amazing 10% discount on their site.  This month I am also happy to introduce Whole Earth as my blog sponsor for September.

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If you have a blog or business that you would like to advertise on Celery and Cupcakes   I am currently looking for blog sponsors for this month and October.  You can read more about  advertising and blog sponsorship here and please feel free to contact me at celeryandcupcakes@gmail.com for more information.

How was August for you?

Was there any particular event that made summer extra special?

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buttonss - Cherie September 1, 2011 at 10:38 AM

You girl, are gorgeous!!!
I want to try spirutein. I’ve heard its really good for you, but I looked some up online and seemed so expensive!
A blog meet up sounds like so much fun!! I would love to do one, except it seems all of my blogger friends are on the other side of the world.

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Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes September 2, 2011 at 7:14 PM

The spirutein is amazing and comes in some fab flavours. It is quite expensive. Have you trued iHerb? I think they would ship to Aus.

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Lenna (veganlenna) September 1, 2011 at 10:56 AM

Hi Jemma, seems like you had an exceptional August! I am happy for you :)
My August was ok, I did some school work that had to be done, I met some old friends, I spent time with my family…so yes, it was a nice month for me :)

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Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes September 2, 2011 at 8:46 AM

I’m glad that you had a great month! Here’s to a fab September for you!! :)

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eatinglikeahorse September 1, 2011 at 11:10 AM

Wow, sounds like such a great summer, here’s to autumn being just as good or better!

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Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes September 2, 2011 at 8:45 AM

Same to you!! :)

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The Teenage Taste September 1, 2011 at 12:22 PM

Whew, sounds like you had an amazing August! :-D

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Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes September 2, 2011 at 8:43 AM

It was pretty amazing! :)

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Leigh September 1, 2011 at 12:42 PM

It sounds like you had an amazing summer, I am excited for autumn too! It’s my favourite time of year, hopefully we will get some lovely autumn days before winter really sets in.

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Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes September 2, 2011 at 8:47 AM

I’m not looking forward to freezing cold winter but I adore Autumn. I can’t wait to see what it has in store! ;)

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knittingrunningeating September 1, 2011 at 1:16 PM

Wow, that really is a great summer! I’m looking forward to Autumn too, hope we get some nice Autumnal days rather than just rain!

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Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes September 2, 2011 at 8:43 AM

I’m hoping that it doesn’t rain souch too. X

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Jessica September 1, 2011 at 2:27 PM

Wow you really have had an amazing month! I hope September is equally exciting! I love Autumn – can’t wait for the clocks to go back and the misty mornings.

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Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes September 2, 2011 at 8:48 AM

Autumn mornings are always so beautiful.

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Laura Agar Wilson September 1, 2011 at 3:05 PM

As I blogged, August has been a bit hit and miss for me but I have had some great times like my birthday and the bloggers meet :-)

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Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes September 2, 2011 at 8:50 AM

I hope September is a wayyyy better month for you filled with more great stuff like the bloggers meet :)

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Maria September 1, 2011 at 3:48 PM

Great August (and a great year so far) for you. My holiday made my summer special :)

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Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes September 2, 2011 at 8:41 AM

You must have had such a great time away! :)

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IHeartVegetables September 1, 2011 at 4:07 PM

Yay for a great August! I hope September is just as fantastic :)

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Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes September 2, 2011 at 8:51 AM

Same to you lovely!

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Tiff September 1, 2011 at 4:09 PM

I’m going to miss August too, but cheers to a new great month!

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Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes September 2, 2011 at 8:40 AM

Wishing you an awesome September! :)

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Rachel @ Eat, Learn, Discover! September 1, 2011 at 4:42 PM

Looks like an awesome August! I’m definitely not ready for September to be here, because that means I start classes again in a matter of days…ahh!

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Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes September 2, 2011 at 7:15 PM

Good luck with your classes. You will do great! :)

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~Jessica~ September 1, 2011 at 5:09 PM

I wasn’t so keen on August….ongoing stress fractures, lots of PhD work….until the Blogger meet-up! That totally made August for me and meeting you and the other guys has been the highlight of my year :D

xxx

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Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes September 2, 2011 at 8:40 AM

The blogger meet up was a major highlight of my August too! :) x

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Amanda @ Running with Spoons September 1, 2011 at 5:33 PM

What an awesome (and delicious) August! I hope that September is just as good for you, if not better :D

August was really great for me! I think the most noteworthy event of my whole summer was shopping for, and finding, a new condo to call home :D I’ll be moving in exactly two weeks and omigosh I just can’t wait ^^

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Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes September 2, 2011 at 8:52 AM

So happy to hear that you had such a great month. September sounds like it has a lot of excitement in store for you! :) x

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Jessica @ Dishin' About Nutrition September 1, 2011 at 5:59 PM

Geez, you’re making my August look pretty shabby! :)

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Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes September 2, 2011 at 8:39 AM

I’m sure you had a fabulous August! :-)

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Errign September 1, 2011 at 7:20 PM

My August was pretty excellent too :) I want some of those GF peanut cookies!

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Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes September 2, 2011 at 11:27 AM

They taste gorgeous!

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vivoir September 1, 2011 at 9:23 PM

It’s sad isn’t it – hit me when I was typing 01-09-2011 earlier… but I’m trying to look on the bright side! Being able to justify snuggling on the sofa with a duvet, endless replays of Friends, lovely autumnal fruit and butternut squash…

Yeah OK. Would still swap it all for the sun!

Glad you’re loving the NHC though – it was fab seeing the capital alive again after the recent riots :( We’re a happy nation really :)

Don’t suppose you have an opinion on this post do you? http://bit.ly/pqTv2A It’s about staying within the comfort zone – sometimes it’s not a bad thing. Just intrigued what you think really, given that you’re pretty well balanced in your approach to life / health / fitness xoxo

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Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes September 2, 2011 at 7:18 PM

I thought your post very interesting. I always like to push myself out of my comfort zone where exercise is concerned. When I know that I am comfortable I use that as a sign to shake things up a little to make sure that I am challenging myself and progressing. But I try not to push myself too hard I think it’s all about baby steps where exercise is concerned. Pushing too hard and beyond your means can be harmful and cause injuries in the long run :)

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jenandberries September 1, 2011 at 11:44 PM

Aw wow looks like you girls had fun in Manchester. Need to make those coconut mango biteys!! My August has been chilled which is nice prep for September uni work-booooo! Yours looks like it’s been a blast!

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Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes September 2, 2011 at 7:22 PM

It has been amazing thanks!

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Laura @ box run eat September 2, 2011 at 10:54 AM

Yey for a great month! You packed a lot in :-)

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Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes September 2, 2011 at 7:24 PM

Yes. It was pretty crazy!

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beautyinthebalance September 2, 2011 at 2:14 PM

Loved your August/summer recap! Looks like 2011 has been a great year for you all in all!

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Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes September 2, 2011 at 7:25 PM

It has been an awesome year so far! :)

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livinglearningeating September 2, 2011 at 5:40 PM

The muesli looks tasty – I’m a huge muesli fan myself! And those cookies look delicious, too. I’m inspired to clean out the (WWII era) oven and do some baking myself! :)

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Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes September 2, 2011 at 7:32 PM

Ha! The cookies are really good and easy to make. I hope you have fun baking.

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