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I feel like I’ve lost a step since moving to Utah. Sure it’s a beautiful state with gorgeous scenery and very friendly people, but it’s like living in molasses. So slow. So dull. So… bleh. I feel like I’m in this middle America coma that is blunting my edge and sapping my energy. This is…

lovely bags of salt and fat

food

I haven’t had potato chips since August 1st. On that day, I housed an entire “share sized” bag of Spicy Thai Kettle Chips in an embarrassingly short amount of time. It was glorious. A few days later, I tried on a wedding dress and had a ‘omfg’ moment. I had far more chunky bits that…

we should like our work, too.

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Nobody ever talked to my mom about college. When she was in high school, it was assumed that she would end her education after 12th grade, get married (or not), and pop out babies. Of course she would work – she’s a Black woman, it’s what we do – but not at a job that…

wedding post #2: drafting my ‘maids

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I have 9 bridesmaids. Nine. Neuve. That’s the extent of my language skills, but I think you get the point. I’m sure you also get that I think this is ridiculous. I blame the fiancé, who “doesn’t like to make cuts” and myself, who doesn’t like asymmetry. (Even though there will be asymmetry in any…

plotting for productivity

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My last day of work was May 7th. It was bittersweet… but definitely not a 50/50 split between bitter and sweet. Pretty much the only sweet part was when my team and I had cupcakes in our boss’ office. The rest was bitter because I knew that finding a job in Utah wouldn’t be easy…

some newishness for paperishness

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As I wrote on the paperishness Facebook page, I am in the process of moving my products from Etsy to Square and making major changes to the inventory. Since I’ve 1) been on Etsy for over 5 years and 2) haven’t been posting new products lately, I figure this change needs some explanation. So… here.…

wedding post #1: whaaaat.

the obligatory ring shot.

Fiancé and I have been engaged since December 21, 2014 and it’s still hard to believe. Sometimes I look at my ring (pictured above), and I’m like… Really? This is a thing that is happening? Ooookaaay. Neat-o. I’m excited. So excited. Really. 100%. But it’s still weird. I never thought I’d get married. I wasn’t…