Work With Wine

February 8, 2011

My meeting this morning took me over the mountain and through the woods

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And out to Jefferson Vineyards!

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Looks like I’m going to be doing some recipe writing & wine pairing for their wine club and newsletter – a match made in heaven! I’ve always wanted to work with wine.

[Not that I don’t already work with wine when I blog about drinking it all the time!!]

I’m excited to get started! So is the first set of wine club wines I brought home to use in the work!

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When I returned home, Matt and I turned around to walk to Café Europa [<—hey they use the old KERF theme!] on the corner to meet Karen for our weekly family meeting lunch.

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All signs of warm weather have gone behind the clouds!

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For lunch I got a roasted veggie & olive pita with a side salad

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Had to pick off the onions I requested by left in the kitchen :(

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This Perrier tasted SO GOOD today!

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Karen had an eggplant + feta panini and Matt had a spicy chicken panini. I think theirs were better than mine..

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We were hungry for something more, so we got Arch’s!

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They had MARSHMALLOW flavor!!! And of course the gooey brownie was the bomb. We shared this set three ways:

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And then we walked home!

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Tomorrow morning via my KERF Shop newsletter, you won’t want to miss this

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I’m going to yoga this afternoon after some more paper electronic work! Biking in this wind is going to be painful!

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1 Kaitlin February 8, 2011 at 2:59 pm

The arch’s looks DELISH. Stay warm in the cold weather! It’s 17deg F here!!

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2 Freya (Brit Chick Runs) February 8, 2011 at 2:59 pm

Roasted veg and olive pita. I don’t want my dinner anymore, I want THAT. :)

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3 jen @ taste life February 8, 2011 at 3:01 pm

OMG brownie batter. Want.

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4 Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin February 8, 2011 at 3:02 pm

Marshmallow flavor sounds unreaaaaaaaal. Congrats on the new gig!!

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5 Valerie @ City|Life|Eats February 8, 2011 at 3:03 pm

Congrats on the new work!

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6 Melissa @ HerGreenLife February 8, 2011 at 3:03 pm

At least your streets and sidewalks are clear for biking and walking — wish I could say the same about ours! Congrats on your new writing gig with the winery.

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7 Christine February 8, 2011 at 3:04 pm

Working with wine is the best — I would know! ;-)

Funny though, when I read what you wrote this morning I assumed you were doing Great Harvest work with wine….don’t know how or why I thought that.

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8 Lauren at KeepItSweet February 8, 2011 at 3:04 pm

I need Arches in my life!

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9 Dorry February 8, 2011 at 3:05 pm

We’re biking here today, too. It’s sunny (and windy!), but tomorrow is back to freezing precipitation, so we have to take advantage. :)

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10 Jess (Sweet Potato) February 8, 2011 at 3:06 pm

Yum! Marshmallow and brownie?! Yes, please!

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11 Jenifer February 8, 2011 at 3:07 pm

Yum! Now I know what I want to make for lunch tomorrow. I’ve got an eggplant I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with.

Congrats on the new work!

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12 Eliz@The Sweet Life February 8, 2011 at 3:09 pm

That marshmallow looks totally amazing. Congrats on the new gig!

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13 Stacy @ Every Little Thing February 8, 2011 at 3:09 pm

oooo what an exciting partnership!

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14 Estela @ Weekly Bite February 8, 2011 at 3:11 pm

What a fun job you have :)

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15 inspir-ed February 8, 2011 at 3:13 pm

marshmallow, gooey brownie, wine. You’ve managed to put three of my favorite things in one post!

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16 Suzanne @ continuing my education February 8, 2011 at 3:16 pm

OMG, you went to cafe Europa and didn’t get tomato soup?!?!?!? That is one of my top 5 favorite things! We will have to go back some time!

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17 KathEats February 8, 2011 at 3:21 pm

I tried it – wasn’t impressed!

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18 Suzanne @ continuing my education February 8, 2011 at 3:24 pm

Ok fine…I’ll keep my onions and cafe Europa soup for myself ;)

Working with Jefferson Vineyards sounds like fun! Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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19 KathEats February 8, 2011 at 3:27 pm

Ha!

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20 Stacey (The Home-Cooked Vegan) February 8, 2011 at 3:17 pm

Oh YUM. I love pita “wraps” :) It’s so chilly here too! They are calling for snow on Thursday, yikes! You are more committed than I am, biking in the cold :D
Hope you have a great yoga session!

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21 Meg February 8, 2011 at 3:18 pm

I love Arch’s …. marshmallow flavor … DELICIOUS!!

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22 Marisa @ Loser for Life February 8, 2011 at 3:18 pm

Paninis are the best!

Yum to marshmallow and brownie! So cool that you can walk most places, Kath!

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23 Kara February 8, 2011 at 3:21 pm

I’m so jealous of Charlottesville’s walkability! I love how quiet it is where I am (in the middle of nowhere) but no sidewalks and no shoulders on the road limit walking!

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24 Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn February 8, 2011 at 3:23 pm

Marshmallow?! No way! That would be like a giant smores:) Have fun at yoga!:)

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25 Amy at TheSceneFromMe February 8, 2011 at 3:24 pm

That’s awesome about your new writing gig!
And I would take the onions off your plate anytime, I love them!

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26 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey February 8, 2011 at 3:25 pm

Busy day!! I’m excited to see what kind of meal pairings youdo with the wines!

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27 ellis February 8, 2011 at 3:27 pm

As a new reader (and a newer blogger), I just wanted to say I am so jealous of your job opportunities! Of course, I am still a ‘novice’ at wine (is there such a thing?) but I’ve been to lots of tastings and could totally make a career of it ;)

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28 Taryn February 8, 2011 at 3:27 pm

Ok…third picture. If you use the scroll on the mouse relatively fast while looking at the picture….it’s AMAZING! It gives you a feel as if the room is spinning (as it would be if we drank all that wine). I love that picture….awesome lines and great composition!!

….or maybe I’m drunk at work?

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29 Emily @ One Sweet Vegan February 8, 2011 at 3:32 pm

Aaaa! That’s the bag I loooove! :-)
I’ll be on the lookout for it tomorrow.

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30 Holly @ Couch Potato Athlete February 8, 2011 at 3:34 pm

Too bad about you pita — it looks good though! I think Karen made the wise choice — eggplant and feta sounds so delicious!

How neat about your new wine work coming up — congrats :)

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31 Jen @ keepitsimplefoods.com February 8, 2011 at 3:44 pm

I want an eggplant and feta panini. Biking in the wind is boooo.

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32 Christina February 8, 2011 at 3:49 pm

Congrat’s! Wine pairing and food always sounds fun, plus you get to taste a whole bunch of yummy stuff!

Your pita looks amazing! It gives me an idea for a good recipe ;)
Today in NYC it’s like a wind storm or something, I literally had to lean forward to move ahead! I hope it isn’t that bad out there or else you’re going to have one painful ride home.

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33 Allison February 8, 2011 at 3:52 pm

I used to eat at Cafe Europa all the time when I was in graduate school. I got the hummus sandwich which was basically a ginormous hunk of french bread with hummus and alfalfa sprouts. Man did I love that sandwich. I am sure the menu has changed since then!

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34 KathEats February 8, 2011 at 6:01 pm

I think that was on the menu, but it sounded boring to me against roasted veggies and olives! I’m sure that’s what I would have liked best :)

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35 JenATX February 8, 2011 at 11:16 pm

yeah it does sound a little boring but french bread is sooo good

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36 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) February 8, 2011 at 3:53 pm

I was going to comment on how great the pita looks and then you posted the sweet treats! Yowza…I want!

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37 Kiran February 8, 2011 at 3:57 pm

Congrats on your new writing gig dear! I’ve got to say Cville’s walkability is simply envious ;)

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38 Rebecca @ How the Cookies Crumble February 8, 2011 at 4:02 pm

How exciting to work with Jefferson Vineyards! I visited their winery several times when I use to live in VA. Mmmmmm wine!

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39 Allison @ Happy Tales February 8, 2011 at 4:03 pm

Gooey brownie froyo?! How have I never tried this flavor? Oh, it’s because I didn’t even know it existed. I think I would die if I saw that in a froyo place.

Very exciting news about the wine club newsletter, Congrats! And have fun with it :)

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40 Lisa (bakebikeblog) February 8, 2011 at 4:05 pm

oooh food + wine pairing = sounds like a perfect fit for you!!! I cant wait to hear what you come up with!! How fun!

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41 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg February 8, 2011 at 4:06 pm

What a fun new career venture– and a perfect fit for you!

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42 Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) February 8, 2011 at 4:12 pm

This sounds like a dream! “recipe writing & wine pairing for their wine club and newsletter – a match made in heaven!”—YAY for you!

I always say if i ever become a millionaire, I’d love to own a vineyard. Seriously! :)

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43 Anne @ butter and bear February 8, 2011 at 4:16 pm

Congrats on the new job! Sounds like fun.

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44 Annie February 8, 2011 at 4:31 pm

Congrats on the new job! It sounds very exciting.

Why didn’t you send the sandwich back? If you requested no onions, it should have been prepared that way.

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45 KathEats February 8, 2011 at 6:02 pm

Eh, I should have :(

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46 Tracy @ Commit To Fit February 8, 2011 at 4:33 pm

I am all over marshmallows and brownies, yum!

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47 Jil @ Big City, Lil Kitchen February 8, 2011 at 4:40 pm

Ohh – it’s lovely to see green grass! Fabulous photos!

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48 Livi February 8, 2011 at 4:41 pm

Oh my god! Everytime I see that gooey fudge brownie topping on your blog I just about die and go to heaven! I seriously NEED to go down south to get some of that; It’s honestly on my list of top 30 things to do! :) Your pita looks super yummy btw:)

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49 Baking 'n' Books February 8, 2011 at 4:43 pm

I love your jacket! Do you bike to your yoga?

I love the pictures here – it really is like a “painter’s” canvas or something.

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50 Christine (The Raw Project) February 8, 2011 at 4:47 pm

Sounds like a fun day and just wow on the marshmallow and gooey brownie!

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51 Amanda (The Nutritionist Reviews) February 8, 2011 at 4:49 pm

Oh my goodness that lunch looks amazing! And you look very cute in your coat.

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52 Heather @ Side of Sneakers February 8, 2011 at 4:51 pm

What a cool gig!! Anything with wine would make me happy…make it work and it’s even better :) I love Jefferson vineyards- I love the wine they re-label and give out at the Marine Corps Marathong (or used to.)

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53 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table February 8, 2011 at 4:53 pm

Ok – you officially have my dream job. :) Wine + food. AND marshmallow ice cream?! Ahhhh! Double congrats!

Did you guys go to Cupcake Vineyard in Napa? They handed out recipes that paired with the wine we tasted (not worth a special trip though – FYI).

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54 KathEats February 8, 2011 at 6:03 pm

We didn’t – but what a great name. Like Cakebread!

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55 Christine February 8, 2011 at 11:46 pm

Only it hurts the pocketbook a little less than Cakebread! Also to continue the name game — there’s http://www.layercakewine.com/ !

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56 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table February 9, 2011 at 3:19 am

Doh! I meant CakeBREAD. I must be craving cupcakes. :)

The first time I bought Layer Cake Wine, I’m not ashamed to admit it was purely for the name.

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57 Anne @ Baking Me February 8, 2011 at 5:02 pm

Wine pairing and recipe writing what a great combo, sounds like it will be a lot of fun! Oh and that marshmallow frozen yogurt looks delicious I am going to have to keep my eye out for that one :)

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58 Stacie @ Imperfectly Healthy February 8, 2011 at 5:10 pm

I LOVE Perrier! And marshmallow….so jealous right now!

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59 Heather (Heather's Dish) February 8, 2011 at 5:19 pm

that’s awesome you get to work with wine…a dream come true!

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60 Whit February 8, 2011 at 5:28 pm

Congrats on your new endeavor! What a wonderful oppportunity that you are going to do wonderful at!

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61 Jessica @ The Virtual Scrapbook February 8, 2011 at 5:28 pm

Pita wraps might be my favorite thing. That looks delicious! And now I want a frozen dessert :)

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62 Liz @ Tip Top Shape February 8, 2011 at 5:43 pm

That eggplant and feta panini sounds delicious!!!

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63 lynn @ the actor's diet February 8, 2011 at 5:45 pm

marshmallow!? aaaaah! insanity!

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64 Amanda (Eating Up) February 8, 2011 at 5:57 pm

I need to make a visit to Cville so I can get some Arch’s!

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65 Katie @ The Content Life February 8, 2011 at 6:29 pm

Your blog is beautiful, I love your photography and everything just looks so good on it!

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66 KathEats February 8, 2011 at 6:45 pm

Thanks Katie!

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67 Christin@purplebirdblog February 8, 2011 at 6:43 pm

Marshmallow and brownie batter together sounds pretty righteous!

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68 Dee February 8, 2011 at 7:10 pm

^I agree with Christin!

ps. I want to buy everything in your shop. How do I justify this?! ;)

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69 KathEats February 8, 2011 at 7:30 pm

That a dinner out is probably the same price and you would think twice about that :)

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70 Hannah February 8, 2011 at 7:13 pm

Ohhh, marshmallow flavour and gooey brownie? GAH! Still no froyo here in Canberra, Australia, though I do know a store has opened 8 horus away in Melbourne…

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71 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin February 8, 2011 at 7:24 pm

Your new work with the winery sounds amazing! I’m assuming this means you’re going to be hooked up with lots of free wine? ;)

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72 Jessica @ Fruit and Veggie Tales February 8, 2011 at 7:26 pm

I feel your oniony pain……I hate onions and I always seem to get them on my food even if I ask to leave them off! Glad I’m not the only one. Congrats on your new partner-wine-work stuff!!!

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73 Paige @Running Around Normal February 8, 2011 at 7:39 pm

Congrats on the new opportunity! What could be better than working with wine?! :D

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74 Lauren February 8, 2011 at 7:44 pm

Ugh, every time you show the brownie batter, I salivate in envy.

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75 Mary @ Bites and Bliss February 8, 2011 at 8:32 pm

Mashmallow flavor? That sounds amazing!

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76 Eileen February 8, 2011 at 9:24 pm

Congratulations on the writing gig! Sounds wonderful!

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77 stacey-healthylife February 8, 2011 at 9:32 pm

Love that gym bag. Who makes it. Goey brownie, always so jealous, looks tasty.

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78 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) February 8, 2011 at 10:53 pm

That pita looks absolutely fabulous!!! As does the dessert. YUM! :)

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79 Namaste Gurl February 8, 2011 at 11:25 pm

What a lovely day you had, it looks like. I’m jealous. I would MUCH rather be doing what you did than sitting through a 3 hour long statistics class all afternoon :(

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80 Justeen @ Blissful Baking February 9, 2011 at 12:25 am

Ohhh the gooey brownie looks absolutely divine!!

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81 megan @ blackberries for jam February 9, 2011 at 7:35 am

I’m going to visit Charlottesville someday just to taste those pillowly fluffs of marshmallow goodness and gooey brownie!

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82 Lilli February 9, 2011 at 8:33 am

Dozens of others have probably said this but I think your coat is adorable! And that Arch’s looks incredible… maybe I can convince them to branch out to Toronto…maybe?

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83 Maria @ The Fitted Apron February 9, 2011 at 3:09 pm

Congrats on the job, can’t wait to read your recipes. All the day’s food looks amazing!

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84 Ali @ Around the VeggieTable February 9, 2011 at 3:56 pm

Cute gloves :)

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85 Leila @ Spinach and Skittles February 10, 2011 at 12:13 am

Ummm that is my dream job! How fun-when will your first pairing in the newsletter run? I’ll help you, umm, research? Haha

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