kind of major life update.

misc-5

so, i kind of have a secret that i’ve been keeping from you. to say i’ve been DYING to tell you is a complete & total understatement.  are you ready for it? ok…here it goes:  last week, i put in my 2 weeks notice at my corporate job. holy shit.  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yup.  june 30th is my corporate retirement date. (!!!!!!!!) starting july 1st, i’ll be pursuing my passion with food & beverage recipe development, content…

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little celebrations lately: march ’17

little celebrations lately: march ’17

holy smokes, guys, how is tomorrow already MARCH??  i feel like i say this every month, but i don’t know where time is going…this year is FLYING.  i wanted to stop & pause for a moment to reflect on where the last month took us & also give a sneak peek of all the good things in store with a new monthly plays well with butter post series, little celebrations lately.  i dabbled into these kinds of…

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san francisco, ca: seven tips fit for traveling foodies

7 tips for a killer foodie adventure to san francisco via playswellwithbutter

so you finally did it.  you bought tickets to go to san francisco, foodie mecca of the west coast.  & as soon as you booked your flight, you were overcome with the sense of dread that comes along with the realization that you have no clue how you’re ever going to whittle down your sf foodie bucket list into a realistic itinerary.  & let me tell you…i hear ya, i do.  read on for the biggest tips…

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a day trip to wine country | napa & sonoma, california

a day trip to wine country - napa & sonoma via playswellwithbutter

one of the things on our bay area bucket list for our recent trip to san francisco was to make it out to wine country.  however, since our trip was going to be pretty quick (fly in to sfo saturday afternoon, fly back home to minnesota first thing tuesday morning) we really struggled with whether we’d be able to spend the time we wanted to in san francisco & also make the trip up to…

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tartine | san francisco, california

tartine cafe, san francisco, ca | playswellwithbutter

tartine bakery is a seriously legit bakery in the heart of san francisco’s uber cool & artsy mission district.  led up by CIA trained chef-owners who also happen to be a hubby & wife duo, tartine bakery serves up top-notch breads, classic french pastries, & american-influenced baked treats alike.  tartine does baked goods so well that locals & tourists alike will wait over 30 minutes in a long line that winds down past the side of…

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friday favorites | 09.23.2016

friday favorites 09.23.2016 via playswellwithbutter

last week was a big one for me & chris.  we celebrated our one year anniversary!  (& in case you missed it, the milestone put me right back into complete wedding-brain mode & i did a mini wedding series.  check it out! i shared our favorite wedding photos (courtesy of the fabulously talented ren of studio 29) here. here are the seven ways we threw tradition out the window to make sure we did our wedding day our…

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no longer newlyweds: the five best things we learned in our first year of marriage

our milwaukee wedding via playswellwithbutter

the wedding may be over & the dreams of your honeymoon may be long gone.  the time has come:  you’re married.  every day.  from now on.  marriage is hard enough that you don’t need to figure it out with your husband or wife all on your own once the honeymoon high is over.  here are a couple of the best tidbits of marital advice we received on our wedding day, plus a couple that we’ve…

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seven ways we threw tradition out the window to do our wedding our way

seven ways we threw tradition out the window to do our wedding our way via playswellwithbutter

earlier this week my hubby, chris, & i celebrated our first wedding anniversary.  this milestone has had me in a pretty emotional, grateful, & reflective headspace for quite some time.  we enjoyed every single moment of our wedding day & life has blessed us in more ways than one in the year since.  chris & i both very actively planned our wedding weekend together – from the rehearsal dinner to the playlist we handed over…

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09.12.2015…one year later.

our milwaukee wedding via playswellwithbutter

i’m changing things up a little bit this week as monday marked an important milestone in both my life & my relationship with my husband: our one year wedding anniversary.   the most common thing you’ll hear from any bride is just how quickly the wedding day will fly by.  you spend months & months planning & preparing for every second of the big day & once it finally arrives it’s like you blink & it’s…

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red wagon pizza co. | mpls

red wagon pizza company in sw minneapolis via playswellwithbutter.com

red wagon pizza company is a family-run neighborhood pizza joint in southwest minneapolis.  offering a variety of brick-oven pizzas that span far beyond your traditional pepperoni, red wagon pizza is the perfect spot for a sunday night date. great casual ambiance for couples & families alike, expansive beer & wine selections, delicious pizzas, & top-notch service.  what more could you want?  happiness is truly served here. a little over a year ago my husband (then-fiancé) chris…

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