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So many life updates!

Wow it has been forever! I’ve updated the site to include previous blog posts and gave it a new layout, but I haven’t actually posted in forever. In April, we welcomed Finnegan into our home – a sweet 2 month old black lab mix from the Atlanta Humane Society!

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Finn and big sister Brooklynn absolutely adore each other and it has been so fun watching Finn grow up! If you are ever thinking about getting a dog I 100% highly recommend it – changes your life so much for the better. And if you’re like us and already have a dog but are thinking about getting another, I recommend that too! Brooklynn taught Finn everything he needed to know so he was potty trained and leash trained within a week.


Then in July, we got engaged!!! It was SUCH an amazing proposal – Timmer and my best girl friends put together the cutest picnic in Piedmont Park. One of my friends photographed the whole thing – AND our dogs were there. Then, after we had a few special moments to celebrate to ourselves, we met a bunch of our friends and my family at Park Tavern to celebrate! It was truly such a perfect day.

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A week later, we flew out to California to celebrate his father’s 60th birthday in Napa! But more on that later ❤ Also – can’t wait to share everything I learn from wedding planning!

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My first blog post

Twenty-six. I just turned twenty-six. That doesn’t really make me old, but it makes me old enough to not really fit in with the ‘young and dumb’ crew. I think I’m going to need to start making better skin decisions — more sunscreen to prevent aging, investing in better moisturizer, etc. I should probably start eating healthier too…nah who am I kidding. Twenty-six is going to be a great year. I already have a lot of great things going on in my life: supportive family, great friends, amazing coworkers, perfect dog, and a wonderful boyfriend. Obviously my life is far from perfect, but I do have a lot of things to be thankful for.

I’m creating this blog as a reminder for me to continue doing what I love: I love love love anything related to food – going out to eat, trying new recipes, cooking for friends. Luckily, I’m dating another avid foodie, so we frequently cook great meals. The ‘Food’ tab will document our favorite recipes.

I also love decorating/designing space around my tiny Buckhead Bungalow. I found my little apartment on Craigslist. It’s kind of like a duplex; it’s a house divided into four apartments. My place has half of the main floor. It’s really cute and cozy, but the set up is more of a studio style as there are no doors inside, and you have to go through the bedroom in order to get to the kitchen from the living room. Non-the-less, I’ve created the tiny space to make it perfect for me. Additionally, I love DIY projects, such as arm-knitting, and turning simple things (like a normal boring bulletin board) into something much prettier. The ‘DIY & Design’ tab will be all about decor and DIY projects.

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And then I’ll have the blog, to write down whatever happens to come to mind. I’ll still have my travel blog – Travels and Trouvailles – which documents a few of my favorite things of each of the places I’ve traveled, as well as some of my favorite things to do around Atlanta.

Cheers!