Let’s be real here

So I just walked out of my last day at work and I’m kind of thinking to myself, “holy hell, what did I just do?” I just left the best job I’ve ever had working for the most amazing company who truly cares about its employees. I worked in a really creative, collaborative environment where I was given the confidence to make important decisions. I loved every second working at that place and absolutely loved these people:

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It’s the people that makes leaving so hard, but I know that the experience I’ve gained from the culmination of all of my jobs have led me to the point where I can be successful on my own. If I wasn’t pushed outside of my comfort zone, if I wasn’t given the responsibility to manage my own territory, if I never learned the skills it takes to be professional and successful, I would never be able to leave a career with corporate America to work with my husband. I am so thankful for everything I have learned and for everything that’s to come!

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Watch This

If you like documentaries, watch Morgan Spurlock Inside Man on CNN. It’s like a condensed documentary that is super interesting and entertaining. We watched one last week on paparazzi and tonight we watched one on America’s obsession with pets (watch out, it’s a tearjerker). K, that’s all!

Columbus Send Off

Last night we met our friends at a local bar (Jimmy V’s if you know Columbus) to spend one last night all together before we take off. When Ryan and I moved to Columbus and knew no one, I would have never imagined that we would have a room full of genuine friends that we would have to say goodbye to. We’ve met the most sincere, funny, up-for-anything, sweet friends in Ohio. They are not an easy group to say goodbye to!

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We received some of the most thoughtful gifts last night too! We are seriously so lucky.

How sweet is my friend Katie for putting this together? In case you’re wondering, she bought the card in the center from Etsy and then put it in an autograph frame to have everyone sign. So incredibly thoughtful.

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Speaking of thoughtful, some other friends brought us a bag of local beer and wine! Booze is the most fun way to remember a special place – I absolutely love this idea.

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Volter, our buddy who owns Jimmy V’s, took this off the wall and gave it to us too as a reminder of Columbus. We’ll never be able to escape the Buckeye’s now, but I don’t think we ever really want to.

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Weekend Recommendations

Is Tuesday too early to start thinking about the weekend? I think not! I have some recommendations for your weekend based on some stuff that we did last weekend. First up, wine!
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We discovered Pepperwood Grove wine this weekend and we love it! We tried both the Cabernet and the Pinot Noir and they are dynamite. As much as we love Two Buck Chuck from Trader Joe’s, I think this is going to be our go-to from now on. Don’t let the twist off bottle and $5.99 price scare you – this wine is a winner!

We also watched Enough Said this weekend and really liked it! If you are having a movie night this weekend, check it out.
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Lastly, you should probably make yourself an ice cream sundae sometime – just ‘cuz.
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Easter Pinspiration

We interrupt this weekend of packing and yard work to bring you some of my favorite Easter pins! Is it bad that I keep forgetting that tomorrow is Easter? While we aren’t really doing much to celebrate the holiday this year, you will be happy to know that we do have brunch reservations at The Pearl tomorrow, which I heard is amazing!  I know this post is probably a little late, but maybe you have some last minute decorating or baking to do! I’m saving these for next year when we have a house that we can fully go all-out for Easter. Enjoy and Happy Easter!

I am FOR SURE making this next year! So clever! Buy a cheapy bunny decoration from the Dollar Store and spray paint it with gloss brown spray paint. It looks like a chocolate bunny right??

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I made these Cadbury Egg Cookies to bring to work this week and they were a hit! Um, how come I’ve never realized before how delish these Cadbury Eggs are??

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This Jelly Bean Tree looks like it might be a little time consuming, it’s so cute and probably so cheap to make that I think it’s worth it for next year!

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Lastly, because I’m much more of a fan of brunch food for holidays, how about making this Ham and Potato bake? So elegant (and easy to make!)

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