Another month of 2017 down… hard to believe we're already in Q2!! It's that time again where I recap what I've been up to since my last update. It's becoming increasingly clear that this is all I'm able to make time for when it comes to this blog, no matter how much I say I want to change it. Actions speak louder than words, right? This has been a recurring theme in my mind as of late… but more on that later. Here's what happened in my world in March:
Did some cooking
In case you didn't know, I am not much of a cook. Why would I be when my husband is so good at it? Well, my in-home chef was traveling for work during much of March, so I had to fend for myself when it came to dinners. Luckily(?) I accidentally forgot to cancel our Blue Apron shipment during one of those weeks, so I was stocked with the supplies I needed to cook myself some unique and tasty dinners. I have to say, these meal subscription boxes are pretty great – it was super simple to follow the recipes and they didn't turn out half bad. Turns out cooking is just following directions… who knew? 😉 If you want to try Blue Apron for yourself, just shoot me a note and I can get you your first delivery, free!
Survived a blizzard
Although it didn't turn out to be nearly as bad as they predicted, dealing with a blizzard in a city like NYC is rough. E was out of town that week and suffice it to say that walking the dogs in the mess of snow was not exactly a fun job 😬 Here's hoping the snow is officially over and behind us now!
So, I've been kind of obsessed with this beauty procedure trend for quite a while. Not going to lie, I've been borderline obsessed with watching videos and perusing photos of women who've had this done for the last several months. My eyebrows have become pretty sparse because of overplucking them in my teen years (ohhh, the 90's and early 2000's!!) After years of “letting them grow in” and trying every serum and remedy imaginable, I was so excited to discover microblading. I've been filling in my brows for years with a combo of powders, gels, and brushes, and I was at a point where I felt like I looked kinda “dead” without my eyebrows filled in. So when a friend of mine recommended a friend of hers who was a microblading artist, I decided to take the plunge. I could probably write a whole blog post about this one topic, but for the sake of brevity, I will just say that it hurt a bit more than I expected. I am also very much looking forward to getting my touch-up in a few weeks to even things out and get more of the “full effect!”
Come From Away
For Eric's birthday, we snagged tickets to a new musical called Come From Away. It's based on the true story of what happened when over 7,000 passengers from flights destined for different locations were grounded in Newfoundland due to the attacks on 9/11. To say it was beautiful, emotional, and heart-warming is an understatement. I highly recommend this show – we both completely loved it!
E's Birthday Dinner at Balthazar
Living in NYC means having access to some of the most amazing food in the world, but fine dining on top of NYC rent prices is not typically in the budget. So for birthdays, anniversaries, and other special occasions, E and I enjoy going out for amazing dinners. This year, we decided on Balthazar for E's birthday, and our meal was fantastic! We both really enjoy French food so it was quite a treat.
I went to Jamaica
I had the opportunity to visit Sandals South Coast with my fellow Aisle Society bloggers in March for about 6 days. Can I just say, I seriously love Sandals? It's always the most relaxing experience. Never having to worry about carrying cash, tipping, or anything like that is so nice when you want to just chill out. Even though we spent the bulk of our time in a conference room doing business meetings, having views of the gorgeous water and soaking up some sunshine in our downtime was a real treat. It was nice to have some time with the awesome ladies I call my business partners and friends! Really loving girl time lately and hoping to take more girls trips this year.
Successful Kickstarter Campaign!
While in Jamaica, Aisle Society celebrated the successful funding of the Kickstarter campaign for our newest project: Matchology! We raised over $30k in crowd-funded gifts in order to bring a new submissions tool to market. I'm so proud of the effort we've put into this tool to help wedding pros and bloggers alike. Can't wait for it to launch in June! 🙂
I left straight from Jamaica to meet Eric in Raleigh for a long weekend. We were invited to my longtime friend, Isaac's wedding, and we had the pleasure of staying with my friend Mikkel and her boyfriend Dan. The two of them live in Downtown Raleigh so we got the locals only tour of the best spots. We hit a few breweries and some great restaurants, and enjoyed hanging out! This photo was taken at a brewery called Lynnwood Brewing Concern, which featured an outdoor area with cornhole and other games, as well as these cute Ferris Wheel benches. 🙂
Went to a Wedding!
People always ask me if I go to a lot of weddings, seeing as I'm a wedding blogger. I don't think I go to any more weddings than the next person… in fact, the wedding we attended in Raleigh is the only one I have on the books this year. It was especially fun because this was our first ever Jewish wedding! It was really fun and interesting to witness all the different traditions, and the ceremony itself was beautiful and heartfelt.
Budget Savvy Inc.
Another big thing I did this month was *finally* register myself as a real, legit business, not just a sole proprietor. I incorporated as Budget Savvy Inc… who knows what the future holds, but I'm still not ruling out expanding the “budget savvy” brand beyond weddings if the right opportunities arise. Regardless, I'm feeling much more legit now, and have also graduated from H&R Block for my taxes to an actual accountant! It feels good to see my little business grow up!
That pretty much sums up March! It flew by in a blink, and April is already doing the same. I look forward to catching up again next month!