This past weekend, Steve and I packed our bags and headed to Asheville, North Carolina for a much needed weekend getaway. We stayed in an Airbnb in West Asheville that was actually gifted to me for achieving our quarterly goals at my job. It’s good to know hard work doesn’t go unnoticed and that Steve and I get to enjoy the benefits of my job together from time to time. We had the option to pick any city we’d like to visit that was drive-able within a weekend, and Asheville had been on our list for quite some time since we both wanted to see The Biltmore and we enjoy craft beer. It was a no-brainer when the opportunity presented itself.

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Things are finally starting to calm down after a month of moving, cleaning out the old house, setting up a new home office so I can get back into my work routine. Our house is definitely feeling like home now. It’s so nice to wake up, make my coffee, and walk over to my office and have my routine back. I get all sorts of out of whack when my workday routine gets jacked. It feels good to feel normal again. This past Saturday I hosted a Lifestyle Blogging Basics workshop for the Nashville Blogging Collective. I love the girls I meet through that network so dang much. I always feel re-energized after meeting incredible like-minded Nashville bloggers. Special thanks to Tiffany of Tiff + Coco for inviting me to host the workshop! I had the best time.
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Today I’m really excited to share my first experience cooking with Blue Apron. I have used other home delivery meal services before, so I had a pretty good idea what the experience would be like going into it, but I had no idea how much I was going to love Blue Apron. Everything was perfect– down to the packaging, produce quality, and recipe selections. All of the meal options looked amazing, so it was hard to choose which 3 to try! All I knew was that it would be so great to be save time and money by using Blue Apron. When the shipment arrived at my doorstep, I was so excited to open it and get to cooking.

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Whhheeeew! After a week of being in the new house, we’re finally feeling settled in. We went almost a full week without wifi, hot water, or a real mattress in our bedroom, so it was kind of like camping. The no wifi part was probably the most difficult for me since I work from home, so it meant I had to actually look like a put-together adult and work from public locations. Once we got our hot water turned on, I took the greatest bath of my life. Then our new king sized mattress arrived and I swear it’s going to make getting out of the bed in the mornings even harder than it already was. It still kind of feels like we’re visitors in this house we really love. I’m not sure if that’s a typical new homeowner feeling, but it’s a crazy feeling. I have to keep telling myself “We own this. We live here now.” It’s been a total dream-come-true. I think this city girl is going to like life out in the country.

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Sponsored by Zappos. 

I had so much fun this past weekend at the Zappos Friends with Benefits Road Show here in Nashville. I already had assumed the event would be awesome considering they were holding FREE pet adoptions, but everything had exceeded my expectations immediately upon arrival Saturday morning. I was greeted with an upbeat and friendly emcee who was openly inviting all pedestrians into the party for free craft beer, free champagne, free live music, free grilled cheese from The Grilled Cheeserie, and more! I couldn’t believe how generous the entire Zappos road show crew was. It was all just to say ‘thanks’ to their loyal customers over the years!

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