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Be Your #Selfie

Happy Faces of Wednesday GULP‘ING Pals. The GULPER of the week goes to the finest faces of friends (that is a lot of F’s) a girl could ask for…

BEFORE VIEWING: If you have not seen the below video by the Chainsmokers, please take a minute to thoroughly numb your brain and have a belly laugh..

LET ME TAKE A #SELFIE

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Whats your best #selfie? Leave us with a GULP of a quack!

-EM&M

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Tucked-Letterpress By Katie Barr

“I like to be tucked away … it’s probably going to happen when my little ones are tucked in … and a tucked shirt means that you are neat and ready to go. I hope the vibe of Tucked is always like all of those moments … warm and crisp.”Katie Barr

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The 4th GULPER of the week goes to Katie Barr, owner of Tucked, who offers the sweetest way to share an announcement. Tucked is truly a heart-warming way to send a beautifully classic hand-pressed letter.

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Katie lives in her cozy home in Charlottesville, Virginia and has an unwavering love for her precious babies, and a passion for her recently founded letterpress business. Her classic pieces transform the bland Hallmark messages of  “Greetings” “We are Engaged!” or “We are having a baby!” to something more, something personal,  simple & chic. Katie unveils the true feelings and experience behind the common announcement.

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Tucked drives the meaning behind the three C’s, Clean, Classy, and Creative. As spring is upon us and wedding season lingers near, be sure to check out Tucked for announcements that your guests will keep on their fridge all year long. Contact Katie here.

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Thank you Katie for your work kissed with elegance and vibrancy. We look forward to calling upon you one day!

Lots of Love to your fantastic 5

Your GULP’ING good babysitters-

EM&M

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Move over Popeye – Olive Would’ve Liked Kale Better

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Looking for a quick go-to salad that takes 20 minutes to make, and holds up throughout the week? We have you covered. Kale is all the new rage these days, and for good reason. This green superfood is phenomenal combined with the crunchiness of the brussels. For the best results, make the salad in advance and let the kale absorb the dressing overnight to eliminate the bitterness.

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Thanksgiving in the Forch household, means everyone is responsible for providing their own dish. This salad was so popular, it even made the cut into Mama’s best-kept Thanksgiving recipes, but also resurfaces on our dinner table at least once a month. Try it out – you will have a new appreciation for kale & brussels! This recipe was adapted from Bon Appétit Online.

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Ingredients:

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon minced shallot
1 small garlic clove, finely grated
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt plus more for seasoning
Freshly ground black pepper

2 large bunches of Kale
2 packages Trader Joes Brussel Sprouts
1 1/2 cups finely chopped carrots
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/3 cup sliced almonds with skin
1 cup grated Manchego cheese

DIRECTIONS:

-Combine lemon juice, Dijon mustard, shallot, garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Set aside.
-Toss chopped kale, TJ’s brussels sprouts and chopped carrots in a large mixing bowl.
-Pour dressing on the kale, brussels and carrots. Set aside for 1 hour to enable the kale to absorb the dressing.
-Remove from refrigerator, and add cheese, salt & pepper to taste.
-Garnish with almonds.

A GULP & a Crunch of Kale,

-M

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