Happenings (viii)

May 20, 2014

1. I turned 27 back on May 9. Similar to last year, part of my birthday weekend was spent in St. Louis, where I had the chance to spend some time with my Grandma Gige. We attended an early afternoon showing of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, which was really good. I watched Ace Young’s […]

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Books in Review: April

May 1, 2014

Can it really be the fifth month of the year already? No complaints here! May is one of my favorites, and not just because it happens to be the month I was born. The air smells amazing, the sky is brighter and the temperature inside a sun-soaked car feels like a warm blanket rather than a sub-zero freezer or, in the case […]

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Easter Egg-stravaganza: 2014 Edition

April 28, 2014

Two years ago marked the first nieces pieces Easter egg-stravaganza. This year marked the second! Fast forward to 2014, and it’s fun to spot the changes – most notably the fact that three of our nieces pieces are now sweet little ladies, and “Baby Molly” makes an adorable fourth addition to the bunch. There are a few key similarities, […]

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Mountain Match Play

April 15, 2014

March madness has given way to absurd April! I’ve been juggling a lot of work deadlines during the first couple weeks of the month, but a bit of a breather could maybe – hopefully – be in sight, at least for the upcoming holiday weekend. It hasn’t been all work, no play, though! The first […]

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March Madness

March 27, 2014

The past 27 days have been a blur – seriously, what happened to March?! Fortunately it was full of the good stuff, including plenty of time with family and friends. Following our trip to Chicago, I had the chance to travel to San Diego for a work conference. But we all know that there is […]

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Sartori Cheese Review + Giveaway

March 21, 2014

As a member of a large family of cheeseheads and Packers fans, it was a no brainer when Hannah reached out to me on behalf of Sartori Cheese and asked if I’d be interested in reviewing a few samples. The fourth-generation, family owned and operated company out of Plymouth, Wisconsin has a great story and a farm-to-fork philosophy, using […]

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Six Years Later

March 16, 2014

Source Today marks the 2,191st day that I have been blogging on Eating Bender. Six years and 913 posts later, it still amazes me that a pretty lame post about baby kiwi written anonymously from a college student’s apartment could kickstart a journey that has lasted nearly a quarter of my life. A journey that has […]

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A Pinterest-ing Weekend in Chicago

March 7, 2014

Yep – we did it again. To say this has been a busy couple of weeks would be an understatement. I’ve taken on several new freelance projects, and while I’m really enjoying the work, the days are flying by faster than ever. It hasn’t been all work, though. Last weekend I had the chance to […]

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