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Pineapple Sage Shrub + scenes from #bossbabefestMSP!

Pineapple Sage Shrub | @withfoodandlove

This pineapple sage shrub is my new favorite shrub.

But first this.

I’ve been putting off writing this post. Mostly because I needed to digest the moments, properly store away the memories and find the words to articulate the love I experienced in Minneapolis-Saint Paul this past July. For about six months Amanda and I planned a retreat for ten women. The setting was on a lake. In a lake house, where we’d all lay our heads under the same roof and dream the same dreams. To love and support each one another.

To build a sisterhood like no other.

Here’s the thing about what we do, as bloggers. It’s isolated. It’s spent mostly at home without any human interaction. With the occasional UPS man knocking at the door or baby crying or weird conversation with a cat, we are alone. In our kitchens and behind our cameras and computers. We spend our lives developing recipes and telling stories out of love, to share them with the universe to build a community. That community is comprised of readers, like you, and other bloggers who eventually become our confidants, coaches, muses, therapists, and best friends.

Only these are the kinds of best friends you can never get coffee with or hug. Only text, call and communicate by modern technology like social media. But nonetheless our bond is strong. Whether it’s a group of twenty, ten or two, wherever you find your friends, your support, your sisterhood – embrace it. Women loving women, it’s a damn beautiful thing.

Pineapple Sage Shrub | @withfoodandlove

Pineapple Sage Shrub | @withfoodandlove

Pineapple Sage Shrub | @withfoodandlove

Pineapple Sage Shrub | @withfoodandlove

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