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When life gives you mint, make mojitos.

Every year, I plant mint. And every year, I swear I’m going to figure out what else to do with it besides make mojitos– and every year, I fail. I’ve changed my attitude and decided to embrace this so-called failure. I may be married to the best bartender in Lawrence (it’s true!), but I dare say I’ve got him beat when it comes to mojitos. I found this recipe somewhere– I...

Back to blogging. Who’s with me?

One of my goals for 2013 is to get back on the blogging bandwagon. Pre-baby, I rocked it. After starting the bar’s blog back in 2006, I consistently posted 3-5 times every week. EVERY WEEK. For five years. Then, I had a baby. And for all those people (my former self) who think that maternity leave is a great time to clean out your closets, organize your photos and generally get stuff done, I’ve got news...

How I Met My Husband.

Our how-we-met story could almost be a sitcom. One night when I was in college, I was with friends at my new favorite bar. We were sitting in the front of the bar in the “comfy” chairs that sadly no longer exist, when I heard someone in our group say “Hey, there’s David Johanning.” Through my slightly intoxicated haze, I recognized that name. You see, my parents have been huge KU...

Eleven Years.

Eleven years ago today, I got lucky. The most amazing guy married me, on the hottest day of the year. Seriously- it hit 109.9 degrees that day, according to the Farmer’s Almanac. And so I became the wife of a bartender. Just a few of our favorite wedding memories: The Reading.Our dear friend Peach graciously agreed to read one of the two bible readings we had chosen. Unfortunately for her, it was a verse from...

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