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Totally Oaterrific Pictures of Quaker Weekend (so far)

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Ok, guys I only have a few minutes as I was to take a nap before dinner. It’s been a long (but fun) day.

For those of you that don’t know. Quaker invited a few bloggers to Chicago for a Quaker Weekend. You can read more about it on the Chicago here I Come! post.

Well I’ve spent the day with all my fellow (might I add AWESOME) bloggers learning about Quaker, oatmeal, heart health, healthy diets, cooking and I even me a Top Chef! I’ve been able to share my opinion and ask lots of questions (I think I talked the dietitians ear off) and overall have just been having an awesome time!

So here’s a little pictorial journal of my day so far…

quaker welcome sign

First, I have to say they have treated us like royalty. I’ve felt totally welcomed so I thought I’s share the "welcome" sign. :~)

Larry they quaker oat man

I was lucky enough to meet Larry, the Quaker dude! Let me tell ya, super nice but awfully quiet. ;~P

steph, Roni, carla

This is Steph (Back in Skinny Jeans), me and Carla (MizFit) hanging out before the festivities began.

Janette (PastaQueen) and Monique (Big Fat Deal) in the lobby of Quaker Headquarters.

Janette (PastaQueen) and Monique (Big Fat Deal) in the lobby of Quaker Headquarters.

Tanya (I Ate a Pie) and Kath (Katheats) stealing Larry's Oatmeal!

Tanya (I Ate a Pie) and Kath (Katheats) stealing Larry’s Oatmeal!


Then the presentations began. I have to admit I learned A LOT. Here’s a shot of oatmeal at it’s diffetent "stages". (More to come on this, I can’t wait to share what I learned)

Steph Top Chef

Then I met Stephanie, not that I have proof or anything, becuase I lost the photo! She was super sweet!

Now I’m back in the room. I’m going to try and catch a few Z’s before heading out to dinner (that’s what I should be doing right now lol). Then it’s off to the bar!

Seriously, I’m having a great time. I’ll post more about it when I can. Gotta get some sleep!

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There are 18 comments so far.


    November 8, 2008

    Great pictures, Roni! Glad you’re having a great time. Hubs and I are getting ready to meet a blogger for dinner and then we’ll all come down tomorrow morning to meet everyone. So excited to meet up with you.

    Check out Angies last blog post..Whole Grains


    November 8, 2008

    Looks like fun! Can’t wait to hear what all you’ve learned. I love me some oatmeal!

    Madison (FollowMyWeigh)

    November 8, 2008

    cute photo with larry =D! i wish i could meet up at the bar tonight but i think it would be too late to take the train back around 11-12 at night. so i’m looking forward to tomorrow =D!!


    November 8, 2008

    you are ORGANIZED :)

    did you nap? not me…if I started Id be down for the night.

    John's Weight Loss Blog

    November 8, 2008

    Jealous! I think I saw on Twitter that Stephanie cooked for you too?? Cool.


    November 8, 2008

    Roni, Can’t wait to see what else you and blogger friends have to say about Chi town.

    Great pics.

    Allison K

    November 8, 2008

    Holy crap. I can’t believe you met Stephanie from Top Chef!! Holy crap!!!!


    November 8, 2008

    Can’t wait to meet you tomorrow at Water Tower Place!

    My niece Jessie was head pastry chef for Stephanie at her first restaurant in the city before Top Chef fame! She is really nice!


    November 8, 2008


    Looks like you are having a great time!!! Can’t wait to hear about everything!! You met Stephanie from Top Chef!! You lucky dog!!! I’m so jealous!! Have a good rest of the weekend!!


    November 8, 2008

    Hi Roni,

    Thank you for the update, I love that we sort of get to go on all these adventures with you. The picture with you and the Quaker oatmeal guy made me laugh and I love your outfit!


    November 9, 2008

    Can’t wait to hear what you’ve learned, looks like you’re having fun!


    November 9, 2008

    You are such an inspiration!

    Princess Dieter

    November 9, 2008

    STEPHANIE! I loved her on the show!
    Oh, look at all those fatfighting bloggers you got to hang with. How very cool is that?

    Thanks for posting the pics. I enjoyed them. Now I can’t wait to receive the Quaker products I won over at Lyn’s blog.Niiiice.

    The P


    November 9, 2008

    You guys look great!!! and getting a well deserved break….see the sights!


    November 9, 2008

    Love the photo’s Roni!!!!! You look so happy, and I agree that Quaker guy looked like he talked way too much LOL.
    Can’t wait to hear about the rest of your trip!!!!

    Chris :o)


    November 9, 2008

    SO cool. I think everyone is jealous that we are all not there to meet you guys. :-( Have lots of fun…maybe even try a Chicago Style Pizza.


    November 9, 2008

    So fun! It looks like y’all had a blast! :) You look so YOUNG too, seriously, you have great skin!


    November 9, 2008

    I thought that was Stephanie from Top Chef. Cool. Gotta love all the fiber you had this weekend!