Q headed to Charleston this weekend and I spent the weekend exploring our new hometown, Columbus.
We are still waiting on the rest of our things from Alaska. There are a lot of empty spaces waiting to be filled. I love a blank slate, but I have no idea how everything is going to turn out.
I checked out the gym on post which is 3 times the size of the one we had in Alaska. Classes every hour and so many cardio machines. Heaven.
Using one of our favorite wedding gifts, our Vitamix blender, to make shakes post-gym.
My new kitchen plant next to my ring holder.
Pasta for lunch and dinner is exactly what this girl wanted all weekend.
Gorgeous flowers from the Farmer’s Market.
Lunch with a new friend at her home in the Columbus countryside.
Hitting up the shops in Atlanta before picking Q up… I think having a mall this close is going to get me in some trouble.
The Georgia sunset.
Wedding flower tests and planning. This has by far been my favorite part of the process. Who doesn’t love looking and smelling beautiful flowers? The two on the right are wedding day mock ups and the ones on the left were a little gift from my favorite people in the whole world, Holly Flora. I am SO excited for what they are going to look like on the big day, I can hardly wait!
I started my Masters today! It is exciting and nerve-wracking at the same time. I can’t believe I’m going back to school after being out for so long, but it’s so fun to learn about something I love doing. Life is a little crazy at the moment since in the next 6 weeks, I will be working on my Masters, getting married and possibly moving… but I can’t complain. When it rains, it pours and I am so excited for this next chapter in Q and my lives!
This is how my classes are in an online forum, it’s a totally different way to learn. Oh and apparently graduate school is serious business seeing as I have 200 pages of reading per class a week!
Some recent, fun food:
Mussels and linguine at Chez Stanley
Mom’s homemade chocolate chip cookies
Food truck lunch on La Brea Blvd in LA. I guess every Saturday a dozen or so food trucks show up and crowds gather around to eat. It was so fun to wander through the trucks with my mom and pick different spots to each eat at.
While going through some old photos for a wedding project, I came across this gem. This was seriously the last time I skied, around age 8. I think I’ve always been a beach girl over the snow!
And the stringing of the cranes continues…. #kandqgetmarried in 4.5 weeks!!
Thanks for all the love after my not-so-fun gum surgery. Almost all the pain is gone and I can sort-of eat normally again. I am SO excited to head back to Alaska on Friday and see Q again after 3.5 weeks apart! The temperature has been playing games with me and after 2 weeks of 30 degree weather, has decided to go back into the -10′s! Just my luck!
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My recent stamping obsession is getting out of hand y’all. Paper Source and I are now best friends and my wallet is not happy about it. There is something about a homemade thank you card that I just love. Apparently I also love sending cards for no reason, such as “Hi, love you! -me” or “Thanks for being my friend and here is a cute stamp of a French bulldog!” … yup.
The wedding shape up continues with daily gym sessions at Sweat Garage, green juices and lots of homemade lunches.
Oh and there have been plenty of treats also…
I’ve been studying like crazy for teacher certification exams and I start my masters through USC online on Monday!!
I’ve been spoiling myself with good ole LA shopping…
Shoes: Shoemint / Necklace: J. Crew
And doing last minute wedding prep! Five and a half weeks and counting, I can hardly believe how quickly it is going!
1000 gold paper cranes made by family and friends for 1000 wishes of good luck / Linen decisions
I’m sitting at home after a little gum procedure today (grafting is NO fun) and surviving on ice cream tonight until I feel better. Send me some good soft food recommendations, I’m already sick of soup!
Calls for leisurely breakfasts at home,
lots of packing, cleaning and organizing for both of our upcoming trips,
a sushi dinner date,
some meal planning,
and finally trying to finish up the blanket I’ve been knitting for Q the past 2 years (really let this one get away from me).
Have a great Monday!