Pic Me Up - Atlanta April
Any chance I had of posting things on time went out the window when a mountain of projects and a day-trip to New York were added to my schedule. New York was great (try the Grand Central Oyster Bar if you like seafood). In a nutshell, loving Atlanta life (especially the pizza at Antico’s) and can’t wait to experience the rest this city has to offer!

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Fortune Finds 90
I hope this Tuesday finds you well. Here are just some of my many current distractions. 

1. I follow most of the “it” girls on Instagram, and one thing I’ve learned is that they’re all either friends or frenemies, and it’s all quite fascinating. Turns out, I’m not the only one and here’s a handy dandy Celebrity Friend Guide to help you keep everything straight. (Refinery29)
2. You know how I love my matcha, so you can imagine my excitement when both Mashable and the Huffington Post included my Green Tea Sugar Cookies in their roundups of great matcha desserts. I can’t wait to try out the others and am so happy this matcha mania is finally going mainstream. 
3. One of my silly mottos is “New city, new keychain.” It’s a fun and easy change to mark a special occasion. Well, after a few weeks of searching, I finally found the one and my new white (to match my car!) tassel keychain is on its way to me. (Banana Republic)
4. Also new, my Hello Kitty license plate frame! I love it so much, but am still waiting for my actual plate to come in, so Hello Kitty will have to wait a little while longer. Brian was so disappointed when I purchased it, because he insists that I’m an adult with an adult car, but I’ve got to be true to me, you know? Plus it’s definitely the most subtle of the options. And besides, if he can have Cleveland Browns on his car (let’s be real – a team that’s far from serious), surely I can have Hello Kitty on mine. (Amazon)
5. Well it’s official, Hillary Clinton is running for President. There are a lot of candidate profiles out there, but this one is my favorite. (The Onion)
6. In case you’ve been living under a rock, here’s HRC’s announcement video. I love it and have rewatched it more times than I’d like to admit. The vignettes at the top are so nice and really make me proud to be an American. (YouTube)
7. All of that said, I’m not a fan of her campaign logo, and professional designers seem to be feel the same way. (Vox)
8. Speaking of H logos, I’ve been on Brian’s case to read the Harry Potter books. Can you believe the poor guy hasn’t read them? Tragic. Anyway, reading the series is now a prerequisite for marriage, and because I can’t let him be the only one having all the fun, I’m rereading the books too! After Gryffindor, I always thought I’d be in Ravenclaw, but according to this quiz, I’m more Hufflepuff! I don’t want to believe it, but you know how scientific these quizzes are. (BuzzFeed)

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Easy Peach Crisps
A recipe post! Finally. And to mark the occasion and my first food post as a Georgia resident, I made something with peaches, because of course. The peach part was easy. The challenge was making something not horribly bad for us (we ate a lot of great food over the weekend and I know I’ll be paying the price on the scale this week), and something that wouldn’t take too much effort (we had enough other housework to keep us busy). So, with the above criteria in mind, the idea for an easy, portion-controlled peach crisp for two was born. The results were quite satisfying, but the real accomplishment here is that I actually pulled off blogging about it. High fives all around. 

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Yang Charleston Bachelorette Invitation{My beautiful bachelorette invites designed by my dear Megan}

Still living in a mostly unpacked state, I haven’t quite figured out how to get back to this blogging thing, but I’ve made an executive decision, and next week I’m returning to the regularly scheduled programming no matter what. I have to, because if I can’t pull it off next week, then I don’t stand much of a chance going forward. I’ll be away the following four weekends in a row (Denver, Chicago, Sarasota and Indianapolis) with more travel on the horizon. I’m so exhausted yet excited just thinking about it! Traveling every weekend is something quite common for me around the summertime, but this year’s bouncing about is getting started a little earlier than usual thanks to the wedding. So the point is, I really need to learn to get my act together because as time-consuming as it can be to do everything involved with blogging, it makes me happy and I ought to keep it up. 

My Charleston bachelorette won’t be until late June (taking suggestions!), but it’s definitely the trip I’m most looking forward to (other than the honeymoon, of course). How darling is that invite? My dear friend Megan really outdid herself this time, hand-lettering and drawing everything like the pro that she is. She’s working on starting her own wedding stationery and online print shop, and I’m so excited for her and for all of you, really. Because soon, everyone will be able to enjoy her designs. She is without a doubt the most talented person I know and I’m lucky to have her as a friend and my own personal wedding designer.

Ok, that’s it from me this week. I’m off to make the most of my first and only weekend in Atlanta for a little while. Wishing you a wonderful weekend and I’ll see you back here on Monday!

Also, I love Katy Perry’s “This Is How We Do” music video. It’s the perfect girls’ weekend song, plus the dancing popsicles and pizzas really did me in. 

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Pic Me Up - Cleveland April
Is it really Wednesday already? As I attempt to stay on top of things (in other areas of my life, since I’m clearly dropping the ball on blogging), here’s a quick look at our time in Cleveland over the weekend. 

Having just moved me to Atlanta the Sunday prior, Brian and I really could have used the weekend to finish unpacking and whatnot, but at the same time, were quite grateful to leave our messy apartment behind for some much needed wedding planning and quality time with his family. Unpacking would have to wait. I don’t want to give too much away (our flowers won’t look like that), but a lot of what you see are sights from the Cleveland Museum of Art where, in case you’re new to this blog, Brian and I are getting married in August. Fun fact: they have hands-down the best cafeteria ever and their mac and cheese might be the very best we’ve ever had. If it’s any indication of what our wedding dinner will be like, we’ll all be in for a great treat!

Ok, back to work now. Happy hump day to you!

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I meant to post this on Friday. I’ve been starting my sentences with “I meant to” quite a lot lately, but I’m giving myself one big pass for all the major life changes we so smartly lumped together. Remind me not to do that again. Anyway, last week was my first full week on the new job and what a week it was. It was equal parts exhilarating and exhausting as I’ve enjoyed this feeling of starting a new life in a new place, and simultaneously stressed about the challenges of a new job in a new field. I’m a worrier by nature, but looking back, I can happily say things went as well as I could have hoped for and I’m excited to see how and where things go from here.

As part of the new job, my work sent a photographer in to take some headshots for the company bio pages. The more “professional” photo of the bunch made the cut, but since I had so much fun with the very talented Dru, I thought the rest were worth keeping and sharing. Work’s all well and good, but we can’t take ourselves too seriously, right? This little gif is a reminder of that. Alright, that’s it from me today. I hope your week is off to a productive start!

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