I’ve been meaning to tell you

by Andie Mitchell on July 28, 2011

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Every story

every secret

everything I’ve never told you

whispered within this book.

My heart.

My history.

whole and jagged and frayed

and just as it’s meant to be.

Chocolate smudges and salted tears.

Promise you’ll come with me.

{ 122 comments… read them below or add one }

Mai July 28, 2011 at 9:41 pm

Oh wow! So fun, and amazing! Can’t wait to read and entire book’s worth of your STUNNING writing.

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Dana July 28, 2011 at 10:00 pm

That is so exciting!!! Future New York Times Bestseller in the making? ;)

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Laura @ Meet Virginia July 28, 2011 at 10:09 pm

Wow wow wow wow wow wow wow!!! (!!!!!!!!) So happy for you and excited for this! I know that it is going to be beyond amazing. I can’t wait to read it!!!

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Lisa July 28, 2011 at 10:17 pm

Soooo Happy!!! Can’t wait :))

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lynne @lgsmash July 28, 2011 at 10:20 pm

Congratulations!! Can’t wait to read your beautiful words!

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Rachel July 28, 2011 at 11:57 pm

I. Can’t. Wait.

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Amy July 29, 2011 at 12:13 am

I can’t wait! I hereby request a thousand copies in advance so that I can give them to everyone I know, everyone I meet, just so that your gorgeous writing is gifted to as many people as possible. Good Luck Andie!!

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ForcedVegetarian July 29, 2011 at 12:23 am

I can’t wait. I love what you’ve written on your blog. :)

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Karlyn July 29, 2011 at 12:33 am

Meeeep! Soooo happy and excited for you, Andie! You’re a superstar and an inspiration :)

<3,
Twinsie ;)

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Ana Maria July 29, 2011 at 3:01 am

Ahhhh! So exciting!!! :)

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Amber W July 29, 2011 at 3:50 am

Yes! I will be getting one when it comes out.

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Laura July 29, 2011 at 4:07 am

Good luck, you can do it! Looking forward to reading it!

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Aimee July 29, 2011 at 4:09 am

no waiiiii!!! gahh so much excitement. i am pre-ordering as soon as i can ;)
can.not.wait :D :D :D
good luck!!! and please always keep in mind, if you’re ever having writers block or anything, that HONESTLY anything you write, even if you’re talking about paint drawing on a wall, is interesting. so dont ever get stressed.
xoxo

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Courtney July 29, 2011 at 4:30 am

How exciting! Can’t wait to read it!

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Leanne (Bride to Mrs.) July 29, 2011 at 4:38 am

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <- I'm excited.

I cannot wait.

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Kimberly July 29, 2011 at 5:11 am

How exciting! I have been following your blog for a while and I find your story so inspiring. I can’t wait to read more in your book!

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Sarah@The Flying ONION July 29, 2011 at 5:18 am

I am beyond excited! I love many blogs, but yours is the one that I always secretly wished were turned into a book. I can. not. wait. To see what you have in store.

I’ll most definitely be one of the first to purchase and read your book once it’s out. Just sayin’. :D

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Jessica @ Stylish Stealthy and Healthy July 29, 2011 at 5:22 am

Please reserve my a copy.
Or 20.
Can’t wait <3

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Nikki July 29, 2011 at 5:26 am

Promise!

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Karen July 29, 2011 at 5:27 am

Yeah !!!!!!!! :))))) can’t wait to read it. Love your words XO

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Claire Mitchell July 29, 2011 at 5:27 am

Congrats hun!!!! This is amazing news and I can’t wait to buy my copy.

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Mila @ loftyappetite July 29, 2011 at 5:27 am

Oooh I can’t wait to read it! I always look forward to your snipets of stories and beautiful words, so a whole book will be so exciting!!

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Shannon @ Blonde Silver Lining July 29, 2011 at 5:35 am

What fantastic news! You have such a wonderful story and are such an engaging writer. I can’t wait to hear more. Congrats!

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The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh July 29, 2011 at 5:38 am

I’ve only been following you for a few days and I wouldn’t miss it!

PS- I hope you got my email. :)

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Julie @ Sugarfoot Eats July 29, 2011 at 6:01 am

I’m so excited to read your book!

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Caryn July 29, 2011 at 6:02 am

Ohmygosh!!! I can’t wait to read it! Congratulations!

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Amor July 29, 2011 at 6:07 am

This is too exciting!

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Carol @ Lucky Zucca July 29, 2011 at 6:54 am

You can count me in, Andie!!! I can’t wait to see what you come up with! Best of luck! :)

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Crystal July 29, 2011 at 6:57 am

That is so great! I love your blog & I’m sure your book will be wonderful! I can’t wait to read it!

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Brenda the Barefootcookingirl July 29, 2011 at 7:12 am

Can’t wait! I’ve been telling you that you should! When will it be ready (is in am I ok preordering this for Christmas gifts this year?)! Now I can carry my
“daily dose of Andie” around with me! Love you, you sweet thing! Brenda

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Dawn S. July 29, 2011 at 7:20 am

I am a new follower of yours and I am looking forward to your book! (I am trying to lose 120 pounds and all the emotional baggage that comes with that extra weight. You are an inspiration!)

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Jo @ Jo In the Kitchen July 29, 2011 at 7:21 am

You just made my whole day!! I can’t wait!

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Mary @ Fervent Foodie July 29, 2011 at 7:25 am

I will be first in line to buy this book!!!!

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Jennifer July 29, 2011 at 7:31 am

YAHOO! I wait with bated breath! You are so amazing, you are my hero. Can’t wait to read your book, and get all my friends to too! Good luck and write faster!!! :)

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Kendall (On An Inhale) July 29, 2011 at 7:35 am

PROMISE I will read it!!! Congrats! I’m so excited for you! Include your beautiful pictures!

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Kelley @ Just Call Me Jack July 29, 2011 at 7:38 am

That’s wonderful!

PS: You have really nice handwriting :)

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Melissa E July 29, 2011 at 7:38 am

It makes tons o’ sense to me. Your words always seem effortless, clear and wonderful to read.

Much luck and good wishes and happy thoughts.

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Mary (A Merry Life) July 29, 2011 at 7:54 am

So exciting! I’m sure the book will be amazing!

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Kristen @ Chocolate Covered Kristen July 29, 2011 at 8:03 am

Eeeeek! I LOVE the way you write. Can’t wait to read it :-)
Best of luck, Andie! You. Go. Girl.

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Kristin July 29, 2011 at 8:08 am

Yaaaaaayyyyy!!!!!
Will be looking forward to reading it the second it’s out. :0D

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Cindy July 29, 2011 at 8:10 am

simply
cannot
wait!

you know I’ll be gettin’ my signed copy!!!

love ya and…

GOOD FOR YOU!!!!!!

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Mya July 29, 2011 at 8:11 am

How exciting!! I hope the experience of writing the book will be as good and therapeutic for you as it will be for us readers! You have such a unique way of writing and your story is so worth telling, I can wait, but only because I have to. :)

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Lauren at Keep It Sweet July 29, 2011 at 8:17 am

OMG I am so excited! Can not wait!

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ally@GirlVFood July 29, 2011 at 8:18 am

AHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!

that is all.

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Cat July 29, 2011 at 8:23 am

Aaaaahhhh! So fantastic!

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Melissa July 29, 2011 at 8:28 am

Ahh! Congratulations!!!! I can’t wait to buy it :)

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Gina July 29, 2011 at 8:43 am

This is fantastic! I can’t wait to read your beautiful words!!!!

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Stacy July 29, 2011 at 9:23 am

YEA! This is excellent news!
Happy writing!

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Katie G July 29, 2011 at 9:24 am

OMG!!!!! This is what we’ve all been telling you all along! I am beyond excited at this news. I am not only going to buy myself a copy, but a copy for all the people in my life who I know could benefit from your words and experience the way that I have.

For example, today I’ve turned my healthy, yet very ordinary, lean turkey on whole wheat sandwich into something more extraordinary and delicious with the addition of a few slices of lime-spritzed avacado–all because your blog has given me a new inspiration on food and my weight loss. Thanks, Andie!

I’m very excited for you!

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sarah July 29, 2011 at 9:26 am

yay!! i cant wait. and when you do a book tour i will be the first in line!!!

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Heather July 29, 2011 at 9:43 am

I sincerely hope “chocolate smudges and salted tears” is the title. This is SO exciting.

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The Teenage Taste July 29, 2011 at 10:08 am

Oh my goodness! HOW EXCITING! I cannot wait to hear more. Please tell us more! :-D

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Riss July 29, 2011 at 10:37 am

What a wonderful surprise, Andie! I’m sure it’s been utter torture trying to hold such a delightful secret in. I’m absolutely giddy just thinking about it!

More details, please!

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katie Carso July 29, 2011 at 12:25 pm

Congrats girl! I know this book you are writing will be fabulous! How exciting!!!!!

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Rachel July 29, 2011 at 1:14 pm

Awesome! Can’t wait to read it!

And, seriously, is that your printing pictured? It’s so neat and perfect – I’m drooling with jealousy!

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Katie G July 29, 2011 at 1:29 pm

Juist curious now…is it a cookbook or a memoir? Or both?

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admin July 29, 2011 at 1:30 pm

Both!

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admin July 29, 2011 at 1:30 pm

THANK YOU ALL! IT’S ALL BECAUSE OF YOU :)

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Beth July 29, 2011 at 1:48 pm

I know I’ve just started reading your blog, but I am so excited! Congratulations!

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Amanda June July 29, 2011 at 2:21 pm

CAN’T. WAIT. will be with you every step you allow me to be. :)

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LG July 29, 2011 at 2:56 pm

YAYYYYY!!! Good on ya!!!

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M.J. Jacobsen July 29, 2011 at 3:49 pm

I always thought you should, can’t wait to read it! Congrats! :)

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Nicole July 29, 2011 at 4:59 pm

I am SO excited about this, let me tell you, and I shall buy it the moment it gets published. :) I think I may have said, once or twice, that your story needs to be told! Your book is going to be perfect… and I can’t wait to read it!

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Irene L. July 29, 2011 at 5:47 pm

Andy, That is so wonderful! Congrats! I know you will have a beautiful story to tell. Best of luck to you!

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Emily July 29, 2011 at 6:18 pm

Oh Andie, congratulations. This is going to be fantastic, I know it – your words and your cooking are both so beautiful, and when combined, I’m sure they could take over the world. I’m already eagerly awaiting the book’s arrival on my doorstep!

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Sarah July 29, 2011 at 6:30 pm

I am SOOOO there!!! This is such exciting news!!

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Sarah Johnston July 29, 2011 at 7:54 pm

I promise!!!! :) Can’t wait!!!!!

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Sasha July 29, 2011 at 10:29 pm

OH MY GOSH I’M SO EXCITED! buying.buying.buying FA SHO girl! Now I just have to wait until it comes out.. and I have no patience.. danget!

P.S. I’m not a gangsta I just pretend like I am

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Liv July 30, 2011 at 5:01 am

Oh my goodness, are you serious? I’ve seriously been dreaming of this! You are such a brilliant writer. I live in Sweden, so I rarely order books from outside my country because the shipping costs are crazy, but I will spare no expense when it comes to your book! You are a huge inspiration to me – can’t wait to read!

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Lindsay July 30, 2011 at 7:34 am

LOVE LOVE LOVE!! Can it be shipped to South Korea?? :) xoxo

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Lea @ Healthy Coconut July 30, 2011 at 8:11 am

Congrats Andrea. I love your writing, I love your recipes, I love your blog and I am sure will love your book.

I support others who pursue their passion and take the risk to be out there and you are doing that.

You have my support, my friend :)

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sam July 30, 2011 at 8:21 am

YES!

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Johnny July 30, 2011 at 11:37 am

Oh Andie !!!!!!!!!!
I’m not going to be able to breath!!!!!!
Now I’m going to have to plan a trip to the west coast after your book comes out for you to sign!!!!
OMG, I can’t believe it! This is a major dream come true!!
If I’m not your biggest fan I’ve got to be near the top of the list!
Love you soooooo much!
Keep us updated!!
OH WOW I CAN’T BELIEVE IT!!!!!
:)

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Debra July 30, 2011 at 12:05 pm

I’ve been thinking “this girl needs to write a book!” one with pictures possibly?
Because your writing and photos are both beyond lovely.

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Andrea July 30, 2011 at 3:43 pm

can’t wait to hear more about it!!! i bet i will love it!

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Arianna @ Laughter & Linguini July 30, 2011 at 4:43 pm

Oh my goodness! I am SO excited! So happy for you, can’t wait to read :)

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Hillary July 30, 2011 at 5:02 pm

SUCH GOOD NEWS! …and a beautifully presented post. Can NOT wait!

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Tina @ My Life as a Mrs July 30, 2011 at 6:10 pm

Congratulations pretty lady! that is SO exciting :)

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Chelsea July 30, 2011 at 7:08 pm

Amazing!!! I can’t wait to buy it :)

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Amy @ What Jew Wanna Eat July 30, 2011 at 7:09 pm

Nice- congrats!! Can’t wait to read it!

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Jessica July 30, 2011 at 7:37 pm

What! So exciting! But way to leave us in suspense… can we get more details? Pretty please!?

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Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic July 30, 2011 at 7:38 pm

Congratulations!! Looking forward to reading it!

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Lindsay @ the lean green bean July 30, 2011 at 8:41 pm

Ahhhhhh! I love you. so freaking.excited!!!!!

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Jenn July 30, 2011 at 8:42 pm

YAY! I’ll be first in line to get this book! Way to go!

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Maria July 30, 2011 at 9:09 pm

Amazing! So cool! Get it gurl!

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Danielle July 30, 2011 at 9:20 pm

Aww yeah! I’m very excited to read it! Congratulations in advance!

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Helena July 31, 2011 at 1:29 am

Promise!

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MelissaNibbles July 31, 2011 at 3:43 am

Congratulations Andrea! I’m so happy for you!

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Andrea@WellnessNotes July 31, 2011 at 4:42 am

Exciting times!!! Congratulations!!!

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Brooke @ Waiting to Rise July 31, 2011 at 4:44 am

I’ll be there with ya girl! So excited to hear you say that! You’ve got such a wonderful voice…everyone needs to hear what you have to say. You have such stunning insight…sooo excited for you! Congrats!!!!

Brooke

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Amy B @ Second City Randomness July 31, 2011 at 5:10 am

Well it’s about time, missy! How exciting!!!

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Evan Thomas July 31, 2011 at 5:32 am

congratulations!

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wendy July 31, 2011 at 6:47 am

Can’t wait..your writing is…soothing and laugh-out-loud-funny at the same time.

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Adrianne July 31, 2011 at 7:18 am

oh.my.goodness that is FANTASTIC!! I can’t wait :)

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Sophie July 31, 2011 at 8:06 am

Wow congratulations!
You write beautifully, I can’t wait to read it.
I hope it will include some of your stunning photography!

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Liz @ Tip Top Shape July 31, 2011 at 8:07 am

I absolutely love that all of my favorite bloggers are getting book deals!!! Finally people who deserve them–unlike all those celebrity novelists like Hilary Duff and Lauren Conrad. I still cringe everytime I pass their books in Borders. Anyhoo, congratulations!!! This may be totally jumping the gun, but any idea when it will be coming out?

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Melissa July 31, 2011 at 8:32 am

EEEEEEEEEE!!! So excited and happy for you, Andie. You are such an amazing and talented storyteller. I can’t wait to read it. XO

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Shanna July 31, 2011 at 8:45 am

Good for you love — it will be fabulous!

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suki July 31, 2011 at 9:10 am

!! Exciting. Congratulations :)

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Stephanie @cookinfanatic July 31, 2011 at 9:40 am

Such exciting news! You are such a wonderful writer, can’t wait for it!!!

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Krystina July 31, 2011 at 9:49 am

YAY!!!!!

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Christine July 31, 2011 at 10:52 am

First I am so happy for you! That is so exciting. And secondly I can’t wait for it to hit the shelves.

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Leah @ Why Deprive? July 31, 2011 at 12:21 pm

YAY!!! Thats so exciting! Congratulations. :)

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Shelley July 31, 2011 at 1:24 pm

omg congrats!!!!!!

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Paige July 31, 2011 at 6:28 pm

Of course you are! You are meant to write a book, Andrea!! :) I can’t wait to hear more!

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Jessica @ Healthy Dairyland July 31, 2011 at 8:40 pm

Awesome! Can’t wait to read it cover to cover. Best of luck in the process!

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Kace August 1, 2011 at 6:06 am

Oh my gosh I can’t wait to read it! I’ve never wanted to read a blog-book but yours will be preordered!

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Lisa August 1, 2011 at 6:34 am

I promise. I’m excited!!!

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Jane August 1, 2011 at 7:40 am

YES! I knew it was only a matter of time!! You are a gifted woman and writer, with so much to impart. Good luck as you compose your book, which will be a gift to the world. I greatly look forward to hearing more about it!

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Kelly August 1, 2011 at 9:07 am

YAY!!! How exciting. Can you go on tour too so I can get a signed copy? :)

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Parita August 1, 2011 at 12:31 pm

CONGRATS! I thought I saw something about this on Twitter! So exciting…can’t wait to read it!!!

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Erin August 1, 2011 at 1:40 pm

So excited to read it! I love your writing style :)

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Julia August 1, 2011 at 2:31 pm

WHAT! Congrats!!!!!

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Nat August 1, 2011 at 6:24 pm

Very exciting! Details!!

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Lara (According to Lara) August 2, 2011 at 10:41 am

YAY! SO excited! More info please :) Cookbook? Weight loss story?

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Emma @ La Vie en Ginger August 2, 2011 at 12:08 pm

GAH congratulations! So exciting and so deserved.

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Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun August 4, 2011 at 7:28 am

Just catching up on some blog reading and I squealed in excitement! There is no one better!!!

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Claire August 5, 2011 at 2:41 pm

So. Exciting.
What. An. Adventure.

More. Periods. Of. Happiness :)

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Trisha August 6, 2011 at 2:44 pm

How long until it comes out?? I will definitely be buying it :) Your writing is hilarious and entertaining, and your weight loss story is so inspiring!

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Debra August 6, 2011 at 3:28 pm

Hope you get to Maui for a book signing. I’ll be first in line!

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Alison (Fueling for Fitness) August 9, 2011 at 9:31 am

I’m a bit behind…. but this is absolutely amazing news! I can’t WAIT to read it!!!

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Kelly @foodiefresh August 25, 2011 at 1:23 pm

Whoa! I’m so behind in my blog reading. I hate I “missed” this announcement but I’m so glad I know now. Can I pre-order it because I definitely will be reading your book cover to cover?

Congratulations girl! You’re so deserving of this!

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