Adventure Time: Madison, WI

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Hello friends and happy Tuesday! This weekend the four of us (Twin, Boyfriend, Fiance, and I) traveled up to Madison for Valentine’s weekend. It’s always nice to get out of the city for a little while, and Madison was the perfect place for us to go!

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We stayed in an amazing AirBNB, that was super close to the main square. Not only was the location perfect, it also came with two adorable little fur babies for the weekend. Gus & Baxter were purrffect roomies while we were there and it was fun having some kitty cuddles while we were away from our own lil Luna.

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We started the day off right with deluxe bagel sammies @ Gotham Bagels! I loved this place because it was SO Madison. It was littered with college kids suffering from crazy hangovers (we’ve all been there), and the vibe was just so different from Chicago. I enjoyed “The Big G” which was composed of spicy prociutto, cheddar cheese, and egg.

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Most of the afternoon was spent wandering down State Street. It felt like -10 degrees (not exaggerating), so popping in and out of the shops was a welcome warm-up. There are a ton of locally owned shops with special goodies to look at, so if you get a chance to visit Mad Town, you should definitely devote an afternoon to walking down State.

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IMG_6745The perk of the harsh winter weather was that it gave us the perfect excuse to gulp down some delicious lattes at Colectivo. The fiance and I went to school in Wisconsin, so this coffee branch is near an dear to our hearts. I am completely obsessed with their decor! If you couldn’t tell by the name, this coffee chain has a Latin American vibe, and decorates it’s walls with sugar skulls and bright colors.

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We spent some time recharging at the airbnb, but before we knew it it was time for Happy Hour @ The Merchant! These were some of the most amazing signature cocktails I’ve ever had. Be ready to wait a while for your drink because they truly are prepared with love!

No pictures of dinner @ Tipsy Cow because we scarfed it down the second it was brought to our table. We had to indulge in a pretzel starter + cheese curds, because, ya know, Wisconsin… As for the meal, I had an amazing cheese and salmon melt. YUM.

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Day 2’s main activity was a brewery tour @ Ale Asylum. For $5 you get a pint of beer, a 1 hour tour, and some tastings! I really liked our tour guide, and it was one of the more educational brewery tours I’ve been on. Best learning of the day: yeast are tiny organisms that eat sugar, poop beer, and get rewarded for falling asleep the quickest. If that didn’t make sense to you, I recommend checking out Ale Asylum for some tasty beer and quality education.

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We stayed in on Valentine’s day, because prixe fixe menus really aren’t our cup of tea. *not pictured* the meat and cheese plate we inhaled during a round of cards. Fiance made this amazing chicken wrapped in bacon, and I contributed with some sweet potato bites. For dessert we had puppy chow. A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.

That wraps up our weekend in Madison. What did you do for Valentine’s Day?

 

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Weekend Recap Vol. 11

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Hello friends! This weekend was dominated by one main activity: APPLE PICKING! We (twin, twin’s bf, boyfriend, and I) were in our hometown for a brief 24 hours, but we definitely made the most of it. As you can tell by our outfits, fall has hit the midwest full force, and I could not be happier about it *yay layers!*

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The boyfriend and I have made apple picking quite the tradition, so it was super fun to be able to share the experience with our other favorite couple *le duh.*

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The rest of the weekend was spent hanging out, and making delicious apple goodies. I made this dip, and the twin made this apple crumble. I think I ate enough apples this weekend to keep the doctor away for YEARS!

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Did you do any fall activities this weekend?

6 Truths about Committed Love

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1. They’re your BFF, cuddle buddy, secret keeper, and partner in crime all wrapped in one *hott* package

Having one person that fulfills basically every relationship requirement is the absolute best.

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2. You know what peak comfort with another human being feels like

You can be exactly who you are without jeopardizing the other person’s feelings for you. Feel free to speak your mind, belch in front of them, and share some weird thoughts and feelings, because regardless of what you say and do, this person is stuck with¬†chose you.

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3. You gotta take the bad with the good

I do some really annoying things #worrywart, my boyfriend also does some (less) annoying things. But love means putting these little annoyances aside so you can enjoy all the other qualities you completely adore about the other person.

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4. The two of you are probably really weird when you’re together

Being so freakishly close comes with some repercussions. Since you’re super comfortable with each other that level of comfort doesn’t always mesh well with the general public. Sometimes I catch myself doing/saying really weird things to Logan that probably aren’t acceptable in public (e.g. greeting him by meowing #sorrynotsorry).

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5. You’re really excited about your future with them¬†

Talking about future jobs, dream houses, possible vacations, even kids. Yup, serious stuff comes up when you day dream about what the future holds for the two of you (I’m thinking adventures galore).

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6. You know each other better than anyone else

You know their likes, dislikes, pet peeves, how to make them happy, and how to piss them off. It’s your responsibility to use that knowledge for good.