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5 Years Later

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Five years ago today, Brice and I got married!

Holy cow, that is a long time! It really doesn’t seem like it was that many years ago! But they do say time flies when you’re having fun, right?

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Our wedding was really amazing. We got married at Garden Vineyards, an events-only winery in Hillsboro. It was a gorgeous location and just what we wanted – beautiful, simple, and private.

We had a small group of friends and family – ok, I say it was small because we had about 65 people; Brice on the other hand still says that was huge! But it was so wonderful having all of our favorite people in one place. (Also weird looking back on the guest list and realizing some of the really great friends we’ve made between then and now weren’t there since we didn’t even know them yet!)

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Homemade Marshmallow Fluff

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I know I say this all the time, but one of the best things about this blog (other than you readers of course!) are the friends I have made because of it. I have no doubt people are sick of me talking about my “blogger friends” because a) they are real friends so why preface it? and b) I talk about them all the time. But really, they are such amazing, fun, wonderful ladies who also love food and great conversation.


I met quite a few of these girls through events hosted by PR firms, but then we just enjoyed each other’s company so much we decided to be “real life friends” and host our own events to hang out.

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MEC: Checking Out John Gorham’s New Restaurant

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John Gorham’s new restaurant, which was announced back in March, is just about open! I got to attend a really awesome opening party for MEC last weekend. Complete with a DJ, tons of happy guests, delicious cocktails and a sampling of the menu, it was one heck of an evening.

Though a wordy name for a restaurant, Mediterranean Exploration Company is just that, an exploration of the cuisine of Israel, Turkey and North Africa. (You can even see photos of John and MEC Executive Chef Kasey Mills’ research trip to Israel on their website/Facebook page.) Similar to John’s other restaurants, Toro Bravo, Tasty n Sons and Tasty n Alder, MEC’s menu features small plates that will be served family-style as they are prepared.

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