Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The San Francisco Signing

I thought I would do a little spring cleaning. I have a few posts I have been wanting to share for a while now and this seems like just as good a time as any to start. This is actually one of the more recent ones. And, it’s from back right before I went in the hospital, when I was in San Francisco. I flew out there for  two main reasons.

This was one of them.

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A super fun book signing at one of my publisher’s retail stores.

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Chronicle Books of course.

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Hi cutie. I love how you came in Chronicle matching colors.

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These two were fun. Completely dedicated cake pop makers. Seriously, check out all their color-coded bookmarks. They had a game plan.

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I’m gushing here. He was so sweet. We had just had the best exchange of hugs. You can see more in the slideshow below.

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Hi Parisa and your friend from Australia, if I remember correctly. Parisa makes awesome Google Android Cake Pops.

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I want to thank everyone that came out that Saturday afternoon. It was rainy and miserable, but you wouldn’t know it by all your happy faces.

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Cutie pie here in the middle makes make cake pops, too … and all by herself. I think she was 10 or 11. Impressive.

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I made new friends in San Fran and I have a new bracelet to prove it. Thank you sweetie.

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Here’s Kaye and Lulu from Clout and About.

They put together a great recap and interview from the day. Check it out here.

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This is Paul (brother of Mike) Myers and his beautiful wife, Liza.

Liza works at Chronicle.

And Paul, well Paul really is Mike Myers’ brother. Just imagine him with brown hair and they are almost like twins. Paul might be cuter though.

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This is just a bunch of books.

On a table.

Stacked and standing.

I’m sorry, but I’ll never get tired of seeing that.

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Thanks Terri, Kevin, Peter, Liza and Leigh! It was such a fun day.

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Click on the graphic link above if you were at the signing and would like to see your photo. And thanks again for coming.

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Sorry. I forgot my side smile … and wave.

Kidney Update: Mom gets her testing this week. I still have to meet with a couple of doctors and I think that’s it. If we both pass, I guess I could be looking at another hospital stay soon. On another positive note, I’ve lost ten pounds since these photos. I guess dialysis has it’s perks. Well, not really dialysis, but the diet I’m on because of dialysis. I’m estranged from my dear friend, chocolate. Unfortunately, we haven’t spoken in a while. And I rarely get to talk to my dairy friends either. But soon we will make amends I know it.

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Holly Beal said...

Wow, I get to be your first comment! Ususally I’m number 5472. It’s good to see you posting again, and good luck with dialysis and possible transplating! Would it be totally tacky to make kidney pops? I’ll answer that–yes. And maybe yuck.

April 12, 2011 09:12 PM
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Stephanie said...

So glad to see another post from you, I’ve missed you, and your side smile and wave :)

April 12, 2011 09:13 PM
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Courtney said...

Looks like San Fran was fun! I hope you come to VA sometime- I’d love to meet you. Still praying for you as you go through this tough time- I hope knowing how many people are praying for you is a huge encouragement!

April 12, 2011 09:16 PM
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Jenniffer from Cup a Dee Cakes said...

Angie, Chad and I have been sending good wishes your way! I hope things go well with your Mom’s testing. After all you’re going through. it’s even sadder that you have to refrain from chocolate and dairy too! Please let us know if there is anything we can do!

April 12, 2011 09:16 PM
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AtHomeMom said...

Good to see you back in action, Bakerella! Blessings and healing to you!

April 12, 2011 09:17 PM
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Colleen said...

I love to see your posts! So colorful and you are a beautiful soul! Good luck!

April 12, 2011 09:18 PM
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Jamie said...

How cool! Mike’s brother looks just like him!

April 12, 2011 09:34 PM
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Nani said...

So happy to see a new post from you… I missed you.
My best wishes to you.

April 12, 2011 09:34 PM
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Tarah said...

Still sending positive thoughts your way. Hoping that you find a resolution and get feeling better soon!

April 12, 2011 09:35 PM
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Tammy said...

I am hoping everything works out for you and your mom. How blessed you are to have her. And how blessed I feel to have you! My kids, and their teachers, LOVE your cakepops!!!! I get so many compliments every time it is our turn for snack. Good luck! HUGS!!!

April 12, 2011 09:42 PM
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Heather said...

Don’t normally post, but so glad to see that you are up to posting that I just had to say hi, I love you blog, and hope that all your kidney woes are better soon!

April 12, 2011 09:43 PM
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Heather said...

So glad for the update! Hope all goes well…

April 12, 2011 09:45 PM
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Lori Souter said...

So happy to see you posting…I have been checking your blog regularly to check on you. If I was closer, I would check on you in person! I hope that all goes well for you and your mom in the next couple of weeks.

Prayers and Hugs from Texas!

Lori

April 12, 2011 09:51 PM
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Ashley P. said...

Thanks for sharing! I am glad things are going well for you so far.

I love the last picture of you though the window! You look beautiful!

Prayers and hugs for you and your mom!

April 12, 2011 10:00 PM
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Sarah said...

I’m always so happy to see a post from you! I love all of the fun pictures from your book signing! Someday I am going to meet you!!!! That’s my goal :) Seriously. Get well soon! You’re a champion! My grandma went on Dialysis and it was a very difficult time for her. You are so positive and hopeful- I admire that!

April 12, 2011 10:00 PM
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Karen Dunn said...

Here’s to praying both you and your Mom will PASS! So glad to see your new post :)

April 12, 2011 10:10 PM
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Sam said...

It is so nice to see a post from you again – I’ve missed you. I hope everything goes as planned with the doctors so you can go get this taken care of and get back to “normal” (and back to chocolate!).

April 12, 2011 10:12 PM
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Belle said...

I have missed you! Good to see you posting again :o) You are in my prayers.

April 12, 2011 10:15 PM
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Bea @ CancunCookies said...

Been missing you!!! Praying that EVERYTHING goes OK, and your mom will pass the tests… Glad you had a great time in San Fran… love the place!!! Went there for our honeymoon and I’m still dreaming of the great time we had :)

April 12, 2011 10:20 PM
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Tori said...

Okay, I have to admit it. I love your Cake Pops book! I just got it on Tuesday, and I was jumping for joy when it came. I’ve been waiting for it about a week. I’m so happy I finally get it, though!

April 12, 2011 10:22 PM
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Tori said...

I’m only 13, but I love to bake! I’ll have to try cake pops soon. My mom said she’ll make some Easter cake pops with me from your book, for Easter with my family. I can’t wait to try one of your cake pops!

April 12, 2011 10:29 PM
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Wendy G said...

I think about you often! Hang in there! You’ve got a lot of people praying and sending you positive thoughts :)

April 12, 2011 10:31 PM
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Sarah said...

When I was at Starbucks today I saw that they’re selling cake pops! AND when my sister was in London, she stopped by Harrods and THEY were selling cake pops too! Our dear Bakerella, you have created the most delightful treat – our thoughts and prayers are with you as you continue your dialysis and I hope you are reunited with your friend, chocolate, too…

April 12, 2011 10:32 PM
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Ashley in North Dakota said...

Woot, woot! All aboard the kidney train!

April 12, 2011 10:37 PM
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Martina said...

Hi Bakerella! I really hope that things work out with the kidney!! Thinking of you.

Martina

April 12, 2011 10:42 PM
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Southern Gal said...

It looks like such fun! Maybe one day I’ll get to attend one of your book signings….maybe your second or third book?

April 12, 2011 10:44 PM
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Southern Gal said...

And I’m still praying.

April 12, 2011 10:45 PM
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Becky P. said...

Thanks for the update!! I hope all goes well with your mom. And the book signings always look so fun. :D

April 12, 2011 10:45 PM
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snow said...

always glad to see a post from you! wishing you and your mother well and praying that all works out for the best! san francisco sure looked like fun – it’s my favorite city to visit! i know you probably don’t like to ask for help but i’m sure many of us would be more than willing to help you out and eat chocolate for you, until you’re able to! ;O) just kidding… kind of… hee hee… :OP take care!

April 12, 2011 10:48 PM
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Lauren said...

Wow! That’s Collette and her brother Josua! Collette’s my Bff! She loves baking cake pops and shes so happy!

April 12, 2011 11:14 PM
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S @ extremebalance.net/blog said...

Shall I eat some dairy and chocolate in your honour, then? Here’s to some brighter, delicious days ahead!

April 12, 2011 11:23 PM
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Sally said...

Blessings to you and your mom!

April 12, 2011 11:32 PM
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LeAnn said...

How cute!!!

So that’s how to lose weight give up chocolate and dairy products? Maybe dairy but chocolate?

April 12, 2011 11:34 PM
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jane said...

It was so good to see a new post, and I’m glad that things are going well for you. Hopefully your Mom will be a match for the kidney! My DIL & I made Easter cakepops over the weekend. We made the chicks, Easter eggs & bunnies. They all turned out so cute!!! My Granddaughter took some to day care, and my son & DIL took the rest to work! Thanks again for your inspiration! Whenever anyone asks me how to make them, I just direct them to your site!

April 12, 2011 11:35 PM
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Janet Farias said...

I am such a slacker, I need to get your book! I am so glad to hear that things are moving ahead for you and your mom. Sending warm wishes your way and keeping my fingers crossed for you.

April 12, 2011 11:39 PM
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Karen said...

So THAT’S why I’ve been craving (& consuming) so many cookies & milk… I must be trying to share… Hope everything works out. I love your positive upbeat attitude!! :)

April 12, 2011 11:40 PM
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Vivian said...

i really wish i could meet you bakerella! (:
and hope that everything works out for you and your kidney! ^^d
i mean it in the most sincere way i can express it.. online! :]
we’ll all be here for you and ready to see more chocolately treats :D
i love you bakerella!!

April 13, 2011 12:07 AM
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Paige Burleson said...

Glad to see you out and about. Keeping my fingers crossed your mom is a match!

April 13, 2011 12:11 AM
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katie said...

glad to see a post and an update! saying a prayer for you!!

April 13, 2011 12:15 AM
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Liz Rauch said...

As happy as I am to see a post make sure you take care of your self. We will be here when you get better but a life with out you would be like cake without frosting. Miserable.

April 13, 2011 12:17 AM
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Amanda said...

I’m glad you’re feeling well enough to post! I hope the kidney work-up goes well.

April 13, 2011 12:18 AM
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Leslie Randle said...

Good to see you! You are in my thoughts and prayers! Congratulations on the 10 lbs!

April 13, 2011 12:19 AM
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Parisa said...

Ahhhhh! I’m on your blog, I’m famous! Thanks for the shout out and next time you’re in San Francisco, I’ll take you on a chocolate factory tour to make up for lost time.

I know you have more hospital time ahead, but you’re in our thought and we’re all rooting for you!!!

April 13, 2011 12:24 AM
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Brittany said...

I just wanted to say, this is my favorite blog. Keep up the good work! :)

April 13, 2011 12:49 AM
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Katrina said...

Fun! I so wish I could have been there. Love this!

April 13, 2011 12:52 AM
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Allie said...

So glad to see a post from you! I love the photos of all the signings and the comments from you about everyone. So cute! And all these happy people making cake pops… Cake pops, the path to world peace! Hee.

I hope testing and all go well. You are a bright spot on the internet. Keep shining.

April 13, 2011 01:09 AM
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Lizy b said...

Sending you lots of love and healthy wishes…. And a speedy return to the beloved chocolate.

April 13, 2011 01:12 AM
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daphne said...

Hi! I just like to say I just discovered your blog (and cake pops! i’ve never seen cakepops here in Australia) and I come here for baking and decorating inspiration. Your work is amazing! I’m going to try out making cake pops soon!

April 13, 2011 01:13 AM
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Magdalena Vargas said...

So gald you are feeling better : ) Looks like a great book singing & lots of happy moments!! I LOVE ur site & the things you make : ) Sending LOTS of BIG hugs & Happy thoughts your way!!!! <3

April 13, 2011 01:18 AM
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PupCakes said...

So nice to know that your transplant process is moving forward.

If your current plan doesn’t work out for you and your mom give me a holler. I’m sure I have a spare and you are welcome to it! What a wonderful life for a kidney – riding along on Bakerella adventures. I’m sure my kidneys think I am boring anyway! :)

Wishing you strength as you tackle all of this.

April 13, 2011 01:22 AM
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Catarina Silva said...

Hi Bakerella… its so finally good to see a new post from you. I hope that you are doing a lot better. Has I’am sure you are aware that I was the one who own the package from Kayle and Lulu at this book signing. I have to say it is so nice to see know that I was holding a book that you signed. I missed your book signing in Short Hills NJ last year and ever since then I been decorating cake pops since I was so inspired by you. So i’m so glad that your getting back on your feet. I wish you always the very best. God Bless You B

April 13, 2011 01:22 AM
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Angela said...

So glad for the update! Sending you healthy wishes and that you may be reunited with your friends chocolate and dairy soon. :)

You have an amazing spirit.

April 13, 2011 01:22 AM
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Catarina Silva said...

GOD BLESS YOU!

April 13, 2011 01:24 AM
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notyet100 said...

nice pics,..tk cre dear,..

April 13, 2011 02:05 AM
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Dimi said...

You look so happy and what a great event! I’m glad your health will soon get better…. :)

April 13, 2011 02:07 AM
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aussiemarina said...

good to see you posting again, we all miss hearing from you. hope all goes well with the final doc visits !!!! and we get you back on here posting all your creations……….

hugz from across the miles (australia)

April 13, 2011 02:26 AM
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Durga said...

Wish I could meet you once…..good to see your post.Take care love and Hugs:-)
Durga(From Singapore)

April 13, 2011 03:23 AM
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http://isreview1.blogspot.com said...

Your positive attitude is encouraging and astonishing considering everything you are going thru…your an inspiration and not only because of your creativity! I keep you in my prayers!
Daniela

April 13, 2011 03:26 AM
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Laura Sligh said...

Looks like you had a great time in San Francisco! I hope you get good news and your mom is a match. Don’t worry, chocolate and dairy will be waiting for you when you get out of the hospital. They miss you too.

April 13, 2011 03:40 AM
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Wendy in California said...

Please take very, very good care, Angie! Best of luck to you and your Mom (I’d love to see you feature her in an upcoming post!). Here’s hoping the match will be exactly right and you have a smooooooth path ahead! XOXOXO to you both.

April 13, 2011 04:10 AM
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Paulette said...

It is so nice to see you smile, but no matter what you always smile, keep that positive mind set. I know everything will go great with the surgery. Your in my prayers. Don’t feel bad for now I must say that dirty word diet. No chocolate or goodies for me for a while, till I learn the other dirty word MODERATION. God bless Paulette

April 13, 2011 04:22 AM
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Ellie@fitforthesoul said...

awww loved this post! what a great way to integrate children’s creativity in the kitchen! :D I hope all goes well with your treatment~God bless ya and your mom! <3

April 13, 2011 04:48 AM
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Lisa White said...

Hoping that your Mum’s testing goes as planned… my Mum has dealt with PKD since she was 8, dialysis in last twelve months (both PD and HD) and was blessed with a kidney transplant a fortnight and a half ago. We are so thankful to the donor (and their family) and can’t tell enough people about the importance of organ donorship.
Sending prayers your way. xoxo

April 13, 2011 04:52 AM
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Reem said...

Hey Bakerella! I’m a fourteen year old who loves to bakes sweets, although it doesn’t match my reputation for being a sporty girl but I don’t care,I LOVE to bake sweets. This week one of the best things happened…I got your book! It was amazing because I got it from a book store in Dubai when I went there for the break! So now everyone in my family wants me to bake something from your book, and I will. The only challenge that I have is to find where to buy the lollipop sticks, but I’ll find some eventually!

April 13, 2011 05:08 AM
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Reem said...

Hey Bakerella! I’m a fourteen year old who loves to bakes sweets, although it doesn’t match my reputation for being a sporty girl but I don’t care,I LOVE to bake sweets. This week one of the best things happened…I got your book! It was amazing because I got it from a book store in Dubai when I went there for the break! So now everyone in my family wants me to bake something from your book, and I will. The only challenge that I have is to find where to buy the lollipop sticks, but I’ll find some eventually!

April 13, 2011 05:09 AM
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Seanna Lea said...

I have my fingers crossed that your mom will be a perfect fit and that you will get to be all well again soon.

Your San Francisco pictures look like a ton of fun. And Paul really does look like Mike Myers. I didn’t even need to imagine him with brown hair. It was in the nose and jaw line. Awesome!

April 13, 2011 05:49 AM
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Rebecca said...

Hi glad to see your post today. Sorry to hear you still need to spend time with your machine kidney. Keeping you in my prayers… stay postive… glad you are seeing the upside to your non choc diet.
Sending you hugs from Perth, Australia

April 13, 2011 05:49 AM
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Kate Dickenson said...

I was so pleased to see you post again, my thoughts are with you and your mum at what i can only imagine is a very difficult time. i wanted to thank you for the inspiration you have given me in your strength and determination and in the way you blog and your fantastic recipes and ideas, you seem like a wonderful lady and if you are ever in the UK doing book signings i will be there in a second! would love to meet you. I wish you all the best and am sending all my good luck your way. (i hope this isnt strange as my first post but i wanted to just say hello!)
sending hugs Kate x

April 13, 2011 05:56 AM
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Ruth said...

I, too, have missed your posts. Great to see you back!

April 13, 2011 06:08 AM
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linda said...

positive energy flowing to you & wishing that all is a match for you & your mother.
thinking of you dear bakerella!

April 13, 2011 06:15 AM
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Cynthia said...

All the best to you and your mom.

April 13, 2011 06:26 AM
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Michelle said...

You are an inspiration to all. Love the photos of your signing and hoping all goes well with you and your mom. You are both in my thoughts and prayers.

April 13, 2011 06:52 AM
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Ivette said...

Im pretty happy to know about you, and love your post even when was a little time ago, but that help you to keep positive and visualize again doing the things you love soon,Im so glad to read such good news about you, still praying for you andyour mom, I know God Its at your side.So still standing. Hugz and zillions of blessings to you :)
P.S btw the 10 pounds less is an asset next book sign you gonna look terrific!!!!

April 13, 2011 07:02 AM
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hafizah said...

So happy to see your bright smile=)
All the best to you and your mom!

April 13, 2011 07:09 AM
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mindy1 said...

Feel better soon :D (((hugs))) the dialysis diet-works everytime. Too bad about chocolate, i’ll eat your friend for you :D

April 13, 2011 07:13 AM
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Jackie said...

Hope you will get this all over with real soon…miss you in my inbox…=D

April 13, 2011 07:29 AM
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Renny said...

I simply MUST learn how to make Google Android cakepops!!!

April 13, 2011 07:35 AM
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Heather Johnson said...

I’m so happy to see you up and about. Many prayers and blessings for both you and your mom. Take the best of care!

April 13, 2011 07:36 AM
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Lauren said...

Sending you lots of prayers and happy thoughts!! I hope you recover soon! I know I could not remain so positive looking at yummy photos of your cakepops and not being able to eat them – the cakepops, not the photos ;-). You are a true inspiration.

April 13, 2011 07:37 AM
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Ashley Anderson said...

I was so excited to see a new post! You’ve been missed! Continuing to pray for you and your mom as you walk through this time.

April 13, 2011 07:46 AM
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Erin Lian said...

It is lovely to see another post :) Your blog was the first I ever properly followed and I am so glad you are doing ok!
<3

April 13, 2011 07:54 AM
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KMont said...

It’s good to see an update from you! I hope all your procedures and testing go well for you and your mom. Big hugs.

Also wanted to say that my sister and I made your bunny cake pops – our first cake pops ever – this past weekend and we had a blast. It was a long day of a blast, but a good one! Can’t wait to make more!

April 13, 2011 07:57 AM
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Stella D'Anice said...

BRAVA!

April 13, 2011 08:01 AM
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Finchy said...

So happy to see your upbeat post!
Sure hope to see a “going into the hospital for a transplant soon-wish me luck” post from you one of these days. Meanwhile, keep up the good work staying away from those fair weather friends (chocolate and dairy), and know that I and so many others are thinking of you.
Finchy

April 13, 2011 08:02 AM
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Florine said...

Hope you get to feel better! sending lots of hugs and prayers your way (all the way from france!)

April 13, 2011 08:06 AM
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Andrea said...

Hi Bakerella!

So glad to see another post from you. I used to live in Northern Cal before I moved to England, so glad you got to go to SF!

I hope everything goes well with your mom’s tests. Hoping you can be reunited with chocolate and dairy soon.

Best wishes!

Andrea

April 13, 2011 08:13 AM
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Kerstin said...

Your smile makes me smile. Your book makes me smile too!

April 13, 2011 08:30 AM
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Ruth said...

Bakerella,
So excited to receive your post. Have been thinking about you and hope things will go good for you and your Mother. Prayers still coming your way!!

April 13, 2011 09:08 AM
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Meredith said...

Happy Wednesday! You’ve been on my heart so it’s good to see your positive post. :) Thank you for giving me a new creative outlet that’s easily shared! Wishing you good outcomes!

April 13, 2011 09:14 AM
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Judy said...

Hoping that everything goes well & you are back at the book signings soon! We are sending out positive thoughts!

April 13, 2011 09:15 AM
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Terasa Driggers said...

So glad to hear from you. I have been making cakepops recently and everyone loves them. I pray that you and your Mom will have great news soon and a speedy recovery. Hope to see you some day at a book signing!!

April 13, 2011 09:18 AM
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Jen said...

Nice to see a new post and I am glad things are progressing well with the kidney. You are in our prayers everyday. Looks like that day was great fun! Giving up dairy would absolutely be the hardest thing. Chocolate would be hard, but milk is my BFF!!!! Hang in there and stay healthy.

April 13, 2011 09:29 AM
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Holly said...

Morning to you! Love the positive outlook you’ve got. Please keep it up and many prayers and great thoughts to you and your Mom.

April 13, 2011 09:35 AM
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nancy k. said...

Great to see a post. I check everyday…keeping positive thoughts for you and your return to good health. I do hope all turns out well and that both you and your mom get positive news soon. As for the chocolate and dairy issue…that would be torture for me even if the result was ten pound weight loss!

April 13, 2011 09:37 AM
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CC said...

I can’t even tell you how happy I am to see you again!!! Glad to have you back. And still keeping you in my prayers!!! Hugs to you and your mother!!!

April 13, 2011 09:40 AM
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Lindsey said...

I have recently discovered cake pops, and I am such a fan. Way to be positive during dialysis process – that can’t be easy!

April 13, 2011 09:41 AM
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A Super Girl said...

Good luck with the last tests. Dialysis really doesn’t sound fun at all. No dairy :-( Hope you can kick that habit soon!

April 13, 2011 09:43 AM
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Tammy said...

I with you could come out to Melbourne, Australia! I’ve ordered my copy on Amazon and fingers crossed it doesn’t take the 30 days they say it does to get here!

Good luck with everything!

April 13, 2011 09:53 AM
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Laura said...

You’re in my thoughts and prayers. Here’s hoping for a speedy reunion with chocolate and dairy. God Bless.

April 13, 2011 10:23 AM
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Deborah King said...

I hope you are coming somewhere near Orlando, FL soon for a book signing. I’ve bought 3 copies so far and as soon as I get them someone comes over who wants it and I end up giving it away to them. I know if I buy a book that you have signed , I’d have to say no. lol

April 13, 2011 10:25 AM
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