is for Variety
We've all heard the expression that Variety is the spice of life. In my case, it it the chili and pink peppercorn of life, or the lime and black peppercorn of life, or maybe the rose and pistachio of life. At least that has been the case ever since I won the chocolate giveaway at Pretty Far West. If you have never visited Mise, you simply must. Her posts are as delicious and peppery as the chocolate flavors I mentioned above. I read and relish every single one. Particular recent favorites have dealt with that current blogging quandary of great import: what to do with all the Bonne Maman jars we have stockpiled in our effort to be conscientious lifestyle bloggers, homemakers, crafters, recyclers, photographers, and cool chicks. The solutions range from the practical to the debauched. Now that's a blog a girl can love.
I know it may be hard to imagine, but I have actually been sharing my amazing Cocoa Bean Chocolate Company stash with others. At first I put them out on a pretty tray, stacked neatly in a most artful and tasteful photo-ready fashion, and, sadly, below is what remains. I forbade anyone to throw the wrappers out until I had photographed them, no matter how crinkled, for that is what life blogging is all about. I try to tell myself I am not obsessed, but then I just break off another large hunk of chocolate and snap another photo. That makes me feel much better. Thank you, Mise, for adding variety and spice to three of my favorite habits compulsions loves: blogging, photography, and, of course, chocolate.