As most of you now know, I’ve come to the end of my journey in Project Food Blog- but HEY, no worries! I’ve got plenty of cool Halloween recipes to keep me busy now! I just wanted to say thanks to everyone for your continued support over the past few weeks. It’s been a wild and very, very stressful ride, but SO worth it! I’ve made some great friends, and I was lucky enough to make it through 4 rounds with some of the best food bloggers I know! It’s been….amazing. So, here’s a quick little video Izzy and I made- I hope you enjoy!

Ok, enough silliness- I really do have some amazing people (and non-people) to thank. Number one: my husband, Joel. Not only did he have to live with me during these weeks of stress, drama and panic attacks, he did it with a smile on his face and an encouraging word everytime I needed it. And he ate every single thing I made- and loved it. Amazing.

Number two: Miss Izzy-Bear. My sweet little doggy. My ace in the hole. ;) Who could EVER resist that face??

Number three: my mom and dad. My mom endured thousands of phone calls, texts and emails with ideas, rants and tantrums. She let me bounce ideas off of her for hours at a time. She gave me ideas, advice and talked me off a ledge a couple of times. My mom seriously, seriously rocks. My dad was my proof reader and biggest fan. He drove all the way out to our house, just to proof-read one of my PFB posts. He texted me every single time I advanced to say congratulations. I really have the best parents. Thank you guys, SO much.

And lastly, number four: YOU. You all left me comment after comment of encouraging messages every single round. I’ve said it a million times and I’ll say it again, I really have the BEST readers! Thanks again, for everything- I love you all!!

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  1. :( I was so sad you didn’t make it. Your nachos post was so fun! Oh well, on to bigger and better things for you, my dear!

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    Comment by amanda @ fake ginger — October 15, 2010 @ 5:40 PM

  2. After I saw my little trophy missing from my little window, I had a list of about 6 people I went searching for hoping they made it. I’m sorry you didn’t make it. I’m a little bummed, but now thinking of maybe a blog redesign and looking forward to a wonderful fall weekend. I’ll still make some pizza but won’t be so rushed to get it done.

    Have a great weekend. I’ve REALLY enjoyed getting to know you and I’m so glad I added you to my Google reader. :-)

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    Comment by Katrina — October 15, 2010 @ 5:48 PM

  3. Love your video and love that picture of Izzy! Precious! I know I already told you this, but I think it’s awesome that you were a) brave enough to enter and b) that you made it as far as you did. That’s certainly a feat in itself. :)

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    Comment by Courtney — October 15, 2010 @ 5:49 PM

  4. You are too funny and I love your doggie! Congrats on making it all the way through round 4. That was no easy feat!

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    Comment by Leah — October 15, 2010 @ 6:01 PM

  5. That is such a sweet, funny, and classy post. Love the video! You are awesome, girl!

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    Comment by ashlee — October 15, 2010 @ 6:20 PM

  6. What can the judges be thinking?? I don’t think it is any surprise that you made it to round four. Your blog is such a pleasure to read, you give us a little bit of yourself, and make us feel like a guest in your home. I am so thankful to have discovered your blog and hope you will be blogging for a long time to come.

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    Comment by Sheila Craft Freeman — October 15, 2010 @ 6:39 PM

  7. Congrats for getting so far!!! Your posts were great!! It stinks that you didn’t make it to the next round, but be proud of how far you made it!!

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    Comment by pup — October 15, 2010 @ 7:14 PM

  8. You’re adorable! I’m sad you didn’t make it, but glad to see how far you went! Great job, girl!!

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    Comment by Nikki (Pennies on a Platter) — October 15, 2010 @ 7:17 PM

  9. I absolutely loved reading all your PFB posts – and voted for you every time! You’re such a fun and enthusiastic food blogger, and I always look forward to the delicious treats and meals you feature on your blog. Congrats on making as far as you did – you should be proud of yourself!

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    Comment by Courtney @ Ice Cream & Wine — October 15, 2010 @ 7:27 PM

  10. I’m sorry you didn’t make it to the next challenge, but congrats on getting as far as you did. Can’t wait to see these Halloween recipes you’ll be brewing up.

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    Comment by Jennifer — October 15, 2010 @ 7:34 PM

  11. Awww, I’m so sad that you didn’t make it to the next round. You had done a fantastic job the entire way, but you’re a fantastic blogger…can’t wait to see those tasty Halloween recipes. Time to have fun again right? YIPEE!!!

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    Comment by Krystal R. — October 15, 2010 @ 7:52 PM

  12. Amy, girl, you seriously rock!! your posts have been so great and I’m so proud of you for pushing yourself like you have for these challenges. keep pushing yourself to new levels and growing your fantastic blog. you know you’ve always got my support!!!

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    Comment by Tara @Smells Like Home — October 15, 2010 @ 8:23 PM

  13. You are too funny! I am so sad that you didn’t make it, but you did an amazing job! Now, go and enjoy your weekend!

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    Comment by Melissa — October 15, 2010 @ 8:23 PM

  14. Amy, you have so much to be proud of! You did AWESOME! I loved your nachos, I think you should make them again. Just add a margarita (or three), comfy clothes and that sweet doggie of yours and curl up on the couch all weekend long. You deserve it!

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    Comment by themilkmanswife — October 15, 2010 @ 10:16 PM

  15. You are even cuter than I imagined you’d be Amy! Great job with PFB – loved your posts :) And even though I wish you’d advanced to the next round, I’m looking forward to all of the Halloween recipes you’ll have time and energy to share now!

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    Comment by Tracey — October 15, 2010 @ 10:55 PM

  16. Oh I’m so sorry to see you’re out! Loved your video :) Congrats on getting so far!

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    Comment by Jenn — October 16, 2010 @ 1:21 AM

  17. You are adorable! I was rooting for you to win. Keep up the great blogging and I’m sure you will get the next opportunity. Oh and gig’em Aggies!

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    Comment by Nina — October 16, 2010 @ 11:45 AM

  18. Boo!!! Well, you did a *great* job….I certainly loved your entries. :)

    Enjoy your stress-free weekend!

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    amy Reply:

    Guys, thank you all SO much! Your sweet comments have made my weekend and have CERTAINLY lifted my spirits, so thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!! :)
    Love,
    Amy

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    Comment by bridget {bake at 350} — October 16, 2010 @ 8:34 PM

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