Monday, June 25, 2012

Neighborhood Walk - Lines

I love our new neighborhood! Walkability was very important to us when looking for a place, so yesterday we walked to breakfast. I decided to pick a theme and to take pictures of everything related to that theme. I got this idea from elise joy's blog. So my theme for this walk was lines-vertical/horizontal lines.

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My love became very frustrated with me after a while because I stopped every couple seconds to take a picture. BTW, I put the pics in Instagram because there filters make images look awesome. I love this activity because it makes you look at things differently, and it helps you to appreciate the beauty in things you wouldn't normally look twice at. If you've done this, or plan on doing it feel free to share your images:)


Thursday, June 21, 2012

Yummy Cupcakes

Before we got engaged, one thing I was certain of was that we would have cupcakes instead of the traditional cake. I love love love cupcakes. Especially moist, can't only have one kind of cupcakes. For my birthday last year my love brought home four cupcakes from Abby Girl Sweets. Hands down the best cupcakes I've ever tasted. My soon to be sis-in-law and her boyfriend were also there, so we cut the cupcakes in half, so we all could try one of the flavors. We had red velvet, and cookies n' cream that comes with a cookie on top. OMG! Nothing should be allowed to taste that good.

The first item on my list after we got engaged was to book Abby Girl Sweets. We've tried several flavors since then, but since we're having 4-5 different flavors we wanted to make sure we tried most if not all before we settled on the final flavors. So yesterday after work I went downtown to pickup a few new flavors. Carrot Spice Cake, Vanilla Bean, and their signature Strawberry Delight. Carrot Spice Cake was amazing, definitely a winner, and Strawberry Delight was a favorite of my love's. Vanilla Bean was good, but it won't be at the wedding.

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 And the winners are...Cookies n' Cream, Carrot Spice, Lemon-Licious, Strawberry Delight, and more Cookies n' Cream!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Getting Settled

We've been in our house for a little over a week, and have only had furniture in there for four days. It's really starting to feel like home:) There's not much to do around the house. We want to paint some rooms, add hardware to the kitchen cabinets. I've been planting tons, and my love has been staining several pieces around the house. Haven't been taking many pictures, but I wanted to share a couple with you.
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Hopefully in a week or so when we start painting, and upholstering you'll come back by to see how our projects are coming along.

Friday, June 8, 2012

"Best Friends"

I've never been one to use the title "best friends." Growing up, I thought it was jive, and loved going against what was popular, so it gave me pleasure saying I didn't have "best friends."
I've also only kept a few friends in my circle, and obviously I considered them best friends, only I didn't use that title. But as I've gotten older, I use that word often. Maybe it's because my circle has decreased in size. Or maybe it's because I use it without thinking. Whatever the reason, I'm totally cool with the word now. I have several close friends, but my two closest friends I met in college. Sarah lives here in the city, and the other in North Carolina. But Sarah is moving in a couple days, and it just hit me today:( It made me really sad.  So we went to get sushi at Teak, as a last relaxing hurrah! I'm so happy she's doing what's best for her and her family, but it also made me reflect on my life.

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After living in Chicago for almost 5 years, I thought I was only going to be home in Cincy for a year, 2 max. And almost five years later I'm still here:( I love that I met my husband to be here, and we're going to be starting our lives together in a couple months, but I really thought I would be living somewhere else:( And doing something that makes me happy. So I bought two books last week Creative, Inc. and The $100 Startup, that will hopefully get me out of this creative-less funk. I'll review them in a couple weeks.

I need to do something creative...:)