Lauren Conrad’s homemade dessert pretzels

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Courtesy: LaurenConrad.com

Soft, Tender, & Sweet

On Thursday, Lauren Conrad devoted all her blog space to telling us about homemade pretzels that are so good, you won’t need mustard, but rather confetti baked in, or some coffee with dessert.

You got 2 ways, first there’s strawberry polka dot pretzels made with strawberry extract, white confetti dots, milk, egg, and brown sugar.

Then, there’s cinnamon sugar pretzels made with light brown sugar, cinnamon of course, butter, whole milk, and edible gold disco dust.

Courtesy: Daniel Quintanilla

Good-Bye Ole Baby, Hello New Baby

This little piece this morning is special, it’s the first one written on the newest MacBook Pro I just bought from the Apple Store here in D.C. right in Arlington VA’s Pentagon City Fashion Centre mall that just reopened after renovations.

However, there’s some minor bittersweetness to it, I’ve retired a MacBook Pro I bought almost 8 years ago in November 2009 at the very same Apple Store, a laptop that’s taken me through many adventures for that same amount of time.

It’s been my ride virturally in my entire time with Examiner.com, and helped me to conceive Daniel+Lauren right before the 4th of July just when Examiner.com announced its demise.

Sure, the iCloud has made it possible to not lose a thing we saved over the last 10 years.

But still, hardware matters because it’s a physical piece that got us to where we are today, and it travelled along with us for the ride.

So meeting Lauren Conrad more than once, and interviewing her 3 times at least, New York Coterie back in early 2011, New York Fashion Week starting in early 2013, and including Halloween starting in 2014, my faithful MacBook Pro has seen it all, and been there for as long as it could be.

Then comes that moment where evolution catches up with us, and now we can’t keep up, so we go back and forth in our mind what to do next, seek answers from experts, and decide when’s the right time to make the next move.

And here we are, on something new, and a lot faster than what we had before so that we can go even further.

But let’s take a moment to remember what my previous laptop did for us for more than 7 years, and the last thing it did such as the last article I wrote on the old MacBook Pro just last week.

Here’s to ole MacBook Pro manufactured in June 2009, bought November 12, 2009, last used on February 28, 2017, and sent to retirement March 9, 2017.

Thank you, you ole Mac, I’ll never forget you.

Daniel Quintanilla

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