I really didn’t expect to feel much different after I got married.

But I do. I’m happier, more in love than I thought was possible and feeling SO amazing. :)

Here are a few pictures from the weekend – we feel so blessed to have so many friends and family that traveled far be there to celebrate our special day.  (Thanks to Anna & Amy for the pictures!)

Sis-In-Law Amy

LA Cousins

Chicago Cousins

Wedding Quilt – family tradition that I love

Gorgeous Make-up (blushing by anna)

Best Friends

Aunt Tori & Mom

Flower Girls

1st kiss!

Making it legal

Happily Ever After.

reasons to take a cooking class

reasons to take a cooking class

There are many reasons why I don’t sign up for all of the cooking classes that always sound so intruiging. Most of the time I don’t want to spend the money. $50 for a cooking class?! I’m on a budget! (Let’s pay no attention to the fact that I don’t bat an eyelash at spending double

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where i’ve been

cooking enjoying beautiful sunsets pedal pubbing with friends flying through clouds walking along the beaches baking yoga-ing drinking real coke (for real!) Where have you been lately??  Tweet

moving to la


The Taster and I are getting married next month. (The count is below 30 days!) Then, we are moving. While we absolutely love Minneapolis…it is time for a change. So after the wedding we are packing up and heading to Los Angeles, California. We are excited, thrilled and beyond ready but there are many other

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meat and potatoes

the engagement dinner

So you’ve heard of engagement chicken, right? It’s a miraculous baked chicken that you make if you are in the market for a proposal. They do say a way to the heart is through the stomach… Well, I’m already engaged, and almost married, but if I needed to, ahem, push a little towards an engagement? I’d make my Midwestern

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scenes from the summer

This summer has been a great one so far, my only complaint is that it’s gone by too fast and it’s been a little busy, but those are all standard, right? I wanted to share a little bit about what is going on over here in the midwest! trips up north counselors having fun at

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sriracha popcorn

sriracha popcorn

I’ve been trying to think of a way to combine popcorn and sriracha (my two favorites!) for one ridiculous snack. Don’t ask me why I never thought to google it – it just never occured to me. (This has sadly been like a year in the making.) When the idea finally came to me, I

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