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Get Your Line Up for National Donut Day – June 1st, 2018

Untitled design (1)If you haven’t subscribed to donut-diaries.com CLICK HEREย to sign up for my guide to National Donut Day. If you don’t see the popup, click follow at the bottom right of the screen. The list includes a super healthy donut option that is nationwide, one-day-only donut treats you can eat with your dinner, and FREE donuts from some of your favorite shops. If you’re having trouble signing up you can email me at mariesdonutdiaries@gmail.com

Make sure you’re following Marie’s Donut Diaries on Facebook and Instagram for all of my National Donut Day info and my trip on the Butler County Donut Trail this weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

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Butler County, Ohio Donut Trail – A Day Without Donuts Again but Add in Cake

So my friends on Facebook started tagging me on a post about theย Butler County, Ohio Donut Trail. The lovely trail takes you to 12 donut shops and if you get your “passport” stamped by each, then you can mail in your passport you downloaded from the Donut Trail website and get a free t-shirt.

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Super fun and I plan on driving this donut trail this ASAP. Cheesecake donut is a priority for me. Butler County, Ohio is about 5 hours away from Erie but would be a nice road trip. The Butler County site warns that shops may close when they sell out and many sell out before 10AM. Fingers crossed I can hit up all the stops and get a free shirt. I think anyone taking this who wants to complete will have to plan a little extra – meaning factoring in store timing and what order they would like to travel for the donuts. Why would you follow the 1 – 12 on the map above? lol

September 1, 2018 you can bike the approximate 80-mile Donut Trail Cycle Challenge and get donuts along the bike route. I totally would just opt for this but it’s so close to my due date that it probs isn’t the best idea to have a baby, on bicycle, with a dozen donuts in hand.

Here is the link to get all the donut shops, your own passport, and all other info:ย Butler County, Ohio Donut Trail Website.

I couldn’t review a donut today because I OD’d on food during Mother’s Day. I did, however, sneak in a Dunkin Donuts Iced Caramel Swirl Latte today. On the DD receipt, they give you the option to fill out a survey and get a free donut. I think any free donut is a great donut so watch out DD – coming for you and that Royal Donut next.

B3D9D11D-9BAE-4A97-BF24-0021D4E2D2E5I know – my photography skills are amazing. Don’t let my skills fool you – this cake is worth missing a donut for today. Wegman’s yellow cake, raspberry filling, whipped cream frosting, buttercream decor. Da best!

IMG_0281The newest and most experienced moms from my family – me and grandma โค

54799535965__77C9D0B5-6EAE-4CFA-B103-8C132415A68EWhat I did this morning instead of eating donuts – Presque Isle walk.

IMG_0288Morning walk – donuts + cake = same as every other day.

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In case you didn’t know…useful information from Erie, PA donut blog

I recently learned that to have a successful blog you need to provide readers with more than opinions and stories. You need to provide something useful to readers. Here is some useful informationย โ‰ˆ CLICKย โ†“ CLICKย โ†“ CLICKย โ‰ˆ
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May 9, 2018 – A Slow Start – H & K DO-nuts Review – Erie, PA

49401260_v1O0zSBwNMfx5q6oOZgbPqxATK5aWkWXMdjgq8hcHPkWelcome to a blog about donuts. Not sure how many donut blogs are out there but I’m pregnant and can’t have much fun but I can have donuts. Living in Erie, PA there are not an endless number of donut options, but surprisingly there are donuts I have not consumed despite living here on and off most of my life. Today I decided I’d take on a new donut shop head on – H & K DO Nuts on W. 8th street in Millcreek. I took a walk at the Presque Isle and was ravenously hungry – any small amount of physical activity at 5 months pregnant requires a full meal and nap afterward. I pulled up to the diner style H & K building. Annnnnd they had a colorful sign on the door that read, “Closed May 7 – 12.” Have you had H & K? What should I try when they open back up this May?

Check out their Facebook Page (that didn’t highlight special closing dates :/):ย H & K DO Nut Shop Facebook

And their homepage (also…no special closing details):ย H & K DO Nut Shop Homepage

IMG_0231Because there are no donuts to show…consume a pic from the tip of Presque Isle taken by *me* this morning.

999CC8CF-B2E7-4C9C-9856-C0BDBA8F8538Cute, sweet babies and a mad mama goose that hissed at me.

IMG_0237Sitting in front of Perry Monument, meditating on donuts. Unfortunately, I fell victim to the old proverb, “Some days you don’t get donuts.”