the ultimate cheese board gift basket

the ultimate cheese board gift basket | plays well with butter

this weekend was a busy one – it completely (& sadly) flew by!  between watching chris run in his first ever half marathon & hosting the in-laws, practically every moment was jam packed with places to be & people to see.  for a homebody like me it was quite a change of pace from recent weekends, which have for the most part only blissfully involved parenthood marathons on netflix & ice cream on our sofa. …

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bogart’s doughnut co. | mpls

bogart's doughnut co. via playswellwithbutter | delicious donuts hand-made in the heart of south minneapolis

remember that show “wife swap”?  in the event that you’re not the reality tv junkie that i proudly am, it was a terrible reality show on abc that aired when “survivor”, “big brother”, “trading spaces”, & “american idol” were on the rise & other pretty garbage reality concepts started creeping out of the woodwork.   the premise of “wife swap” is simple:  the producers of the show would find two moms with differing philosophies on…

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perfect guacamole

a method for the *perfect* guacamole (every single time!) via

guacamole.  the great unifier, a solution to all of life’s problems.  wallowing over a bad break-up?  guacamole.  celebrating a promotion?  guacamole (& margaritas!).  vying to win the popularity contest at your upcoming office pot-luck or hoping to make new friends at a super bowl party?  guacamole. guacamole, guacamole, guacamole. my love affair with guacamole began back in my college days, when i learned the secret tricks to making the *perfect* guacamole. *perfect* guacamole?  you may…

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